PULLMAN, Wash. — A drama about a young couple’s relationship and a dark comedy are part of four student-produced plays in the one-act festival, Stage One, 8 p.m., Sept. 26-29, in Daggy Hall’s R.R. Jones Theatre.

The night begins with “The Dog and the Butterfly,” written by Shelby Bay Starr and directed by Sean Hall. The play follows the life of a troubled young girl, Evelyn, who has been handed the short end of the stick in life. Life for Evelyn spirals downward, until she is admitted into a psychiatric ward.

“Why Should Today Be Any Different,” written by Mikeal Kenoyer and directed by Sean O’Malley, is a dark comedy about how life at home never changes. Holiday visits home by high school couple Jess and Kriss become part of a mixed-up plot.

“The Honeymoon,” written by Sean Barker and directed by Chris Burton, is a drama about one mistake that can throw a young married couple’s world upside down. The themes of love and trust are shown through the relationship between Cynthia and her overworked husband, Justin. The lesson is think twice and love first.

The last show of the night, “Hieroglyphics,” written by Sean O’Malley and produced by John Delgado, is a story of Greg, a beaten down, bitter old writer who has given up on the world. His life is changed forever when a special young man visits him.

Stage One is the third one-act festival hosted by Washington State University’s Theater Club.

Ticket prices are $8 and $6 for senior citizens. Students with WSU ID will be admitted for $4. For more information or tickets, call 509/335-7236.

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