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Student Directed One Acts

The Zoo Story
Directed By Christian Plonka

Twenty Seven Wagonloads of Cotton
By Tennesee Williams
Directed By Anita Hoseley-Banks

The Problem
By A. R. Gurney
Directed By Josh Nielson

By Peter Appleton
Directed By Reeba Neely

Some HFC shows often contain adult material that some may find offensive or controversial, but are meant to explore a part of theatre that is both thought provoking and challenging. If you have any questions regarding the nature of a show, please feel free to contact us at (313) 845-6478.
HFC Theatre prides itself on offering a diverse selection of arts entertainment for the residents of Michigan. Not all productions may appeal to or be appropriate for every person or for all ages. Therefore, patrons are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the shows we offer in order to make informed decisions prior to purchasing tickets.

Content advisories:

The Problem: Adult language. Sexual references.
The Zoo Story: adult language; sexual references; violence.
Twenty Seven Wagonloads of Cotton: Adult Language, sexual references.

No one under 18 admitted.

Lights, Camera, Acting!

Brittney Arafat Mirror News June, 2015: Online

The One Act Festival at Henry Ford College is held every year by the Theatre Department. This year it will commence be held from June 18 until June 28. A collection of short plays, these performances are typically directed by students. This year, HFC Theatre majors Joshua Neilson, Reba Neely, Christian Plonka and Anita Holsey Banks directed the shows.

Three Dramas And A Comedy

Sue Suchyta Tempo June 19, 2015: pp 23-24


Henry Ford College offers three dramas and a comedy for its annual student-directed One Act Festival, through June 28 at the MacKenzie Fine Arts Center.

Technical theater director Gerry Dzuiblinski said this year’s festival features four one-act plays, each about 30 minutes long, by established authors, that most audiences have not seen performed on stage.

“We’ve got a wonderful company of actors, technicians and directors who are working together to make sure not only their show works well, but that the entire ensemble and festival does,” Dzuiblinski said.

Written by: Edward Albee, A.R. Gurney, Tennesee Williams. Peter Appleton
Directed by: Christian Plonka, Josh Nielson, Reeba Neely, Anita Hoseley-Banks
June 18-19-20-25-26-27@ 8:00 PM June 21 and 28 @ 2:00 PM. All seats 7.00

Cast and Crew

By Peter Appleton,
Directed by
Reba Neely.
Cast of Characters
Keith: Andrew St. John
Mary: Luna Nasser
Allan: Jumoke Abji
Jane: Angie Lai

The Zoo Story
By Edward Albee
Directed by Christian Plonka

Cast of Characters
Peter: Matt Van Houten
Jerry: Michael Cochran

The Problem
By A.R. Gurney
Directed by Josh Nielson.

Cast of Characters
Husband: Andrew St. John
Wife: Brighid Driscoll

27 Wagons Full of Cotton
By Tennessee Williams,
Directed by Anita Holsey-Banks

Cast of Characters
Jake: Christian Plonka
Flora: Samantha Kenbeek
Vicarro:Hani Beydoun