By Sports and Lifestyle Editor Cole Schisler

On January 26 and January 27, the VIU Satyr Players acting club is hosting their annual One Acts play festival at Malaspina Theatre.

Tickets are $5, and the proceeds will go towards supporting VIU student theatre. The festival will feature five plays that are written, directed, performed, and technically-designed entirely by students.

Satyr Players president Hailey McConnel says that organizing the One Acts festival has been rewarding. She has gotten to work with many of her fellow students. Although the work can feel overwhelming at times, she is enthusiastic about putting on the festival.

“It’s a great way to support young artists and actors,” she says. “I’m excited to see everyone work together and put on a great show. I hope to see a lot of people come out and support the students. We’ve all worked so hard, and it’s a great, cheap way to support local theatre.”

Doors open at 6:30 pm, and viewers are advised that the plays may contain content that is unsuitable for a younger audiences.

The plays featured for the festival are:

Irrational, by Bridgette McDougall

3CCs of Quack by Jessie Wilson

Broken Love by Jocelyn Dickinson and Belle Warner

Scag by Cole Schisler

Election at Mayflower High by Miranda Lum

The Malaspina theatre is in building 310, across from the library on VIU’s upper campus. For more information, visit the Satyr Player’s Facebook page.

Cole is a second-year Bachelor of Arts student majoring in creative writing, minoring in political science. He has an interest in all things exciting, mundane, or otherwise. He hopes to one day become an author, actor, comedian, editor, and rapper, while moonlighting as an astronaut.

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