HAMMOND | “Guare Fest,” a one-act theater festival featuring four one-act plays by award-winning playwright John Guare, will be performed at the Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts at Morton High School, 6915 Grand Ave.
Performances of “Something I’ll Tell You Tuesday,” “Greenwich Mean,” “New York Actor” and “The Loveliest Afternoon of the Year” are at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students. Call (219) 989-7316, ext. 1889 to reserve tickets.
The cast features HAPA students Josiah Adams, Corey Boatner, Jonisha Bowen, Chelsea Byrne, Stephanie Conde, Sydney Hale, Jordan Jefferson, Justin Lara, Jaeda Mason, Nico Martinez, Angel Mix, Aminah Nieves, Jessica Rivera, Jonathan Romo, Josh Smith and Elijah Vazquez. Stage Manager is student Kyle Kienzl.
The production is directed by Dan Taube, with lighting design by Guy Rhodes.
John Guare was born in New York on Feb. 5, 1938, and wrote his first play at 11. He very early became dissatisfied with traditional kitchen-sink dramas in which everything was "real" and yearned for theater that would proclaim inner truth.
His best-known works include "House of Blue Leaves," which won an Obie, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the Best American Play of 1970-71 and received four Tony Awards during its 1986 revival, and "Six Degrees of Separation" which received the Circle Award and an Olivier Best Play Award.