• Special to the Leader & Times
Continuing its season’s theme of celebrating America, the Liberal High School Thespian Troupe No. 3024 will present a special evening of one-acts based on love and dating in America on April 8 and 9.
“The evening of one-acts, which will be presented as a dinner theater, will include “Check Please” by Jonathan Rand and “Run,” “Cha-Cha-Cha,” and “Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy” by Garth Wingfield.
Each takes a look at men and women in a variety of dating situations, according to LHS Drama Department head Lauren Peck.
“Check Please” is the story of a guy and girl setting out in search of love in a series of blind – and incredibly awkward – dates. When the two meet in the end, will they find happiness together? Or find happiness with another? It’s all a surprise in the game of love!
“Check Please” is directed by senior James Bert for this production. Bert has been involved in thespians for three years, serves as vice-president of the organization and is ranked as a National Honor Thespian.
People are always looking for commonalities with their significant others and many find it in the dog park. At least that’s what Wingfield’s Run suggests. Woman takes her dog to the park to participate in a dog run where she sees a man. She’s been watching him for a while before she finally musters the courage to approach him.
When Woman does approach, she inevitably makes herself look foolish when her nerves take control. Will the man find her charming or will he “run” away?
“Run” is directed by senior Jamie Fitzgerald for this production. Fitzgerald has been involved in thespians for three years, serves as president of the organization, and is ranked as a National Honor Thespian.
“When we’re in high school, we experience all the typical coming of age emotions,” Peck said. “Where do I fit in? Who am I? Who will love me for me? And, before we know it, we’re grown and returning for our 10-year reunion,” Peck said.
“Cha-Cha-Cha” tells the story of Sheila and Henry who haven’t seen each other since graduation. Henry has changed so much that Sheila doesn’t even recognize him! Henry admits several secrets to Sheila who in turn shares some insights of her own.
How has their relationship changed since high school?
How have they changed since high school?
“Cha-Cha-Cha” is directed by Sarai Marin for this production. Marin has been involved in thespians for three years and is ranked as an Honor Thespian.
Mary recently broke up with her boyfriend of six years. Alright, it was Tuesday – but she is so over him! When a friend sets her up with another friend, she agrees to go.
“Her dating life quickly spirals out of control in a series of 23 dates,” Peck said. “What the audience sees is a speed dating event of hilarity and uncomfortable situations. Through lawyers, religious fanatics, and total creeps, Mary buzzes away each trial and tribulation to find Mr. Right.”
“Mary Just Broke Up With This Guy” is directed by Killian Doze for this production. Doze is a sophomore and has been involved in thespians for two years. He currently serves as secretary/treasurer for both Drama Club and Thespians.
Production dates are set for April 8 and 9. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the LHS Commons with the show to follow at 7:30 in the James Maskus Auditorium. If planning on attending the dinner, please reserve tickets before 5 p.m. April 7.
Tickets are $10 for the public and $8 for LHS students/faculty/staff. If only attending the show, tickets can be reserved or purchased at the door before the performances for $6 (adults) and $4 (students/seniors).
Contact Peck (620) 604-1272 or
to reserve tickets.
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