Student One-Act Festival

A Student-Produced One-Act Festival Featuring Three Comedic Plays

Cracked Up Classics

Performance Info
Location: Merillat Centre for the Arts – Studio Theatre

  • Thursday, April 11, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 2:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 @ 7:30 p.m.

Ticket Info

  • General Admission - $5
  • HU Student - Free

Contact the box office at (260) 359-4261 or

Production Info

This production consists of three one-act plays:

The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet
By Peter Bloedel

Directed by Ava Curtis
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

A whimsical reinvention of Shakespeare's tragic love story, complete with rhymed couplets, creative wordplay, and fantastical machines -- similar to something Dr. Seuss might have come up with if he ever had his way with the script...

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon (one-act)
By Don Zolidis

Directed by Renee Preston
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

Two narrators attempt to recreate all 209 of the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm in a wild, fast-paced extravaganza. To make it more difficult, they attempt to combine them into one gigantic fable using Rapunzel, Rumpelstiltskin, Hansel and Gretel, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella and other more obscure stories like Lean Lisa and The Devil's Grandmother.

Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark
By William Shakespeare & Joseph Wallace

Based on Hamlet by William Shakespeare (albeit loosely)
Directed by Lexie Caudell
“Something’s Rotten in the State of Denmark” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

The Bard's most famous work is converted into a farce so hysterical, you'll never read the classic the same way again.


This festival runs approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, including two 15-minute intermissions. These productions are suitable for all ages. Further details are available by contacting