Bankside Repertory Theatre Company will perform “Hidden in This Picture, and Other Stories” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. April 17 at the Jacoby Arts Center, 627 E. Broadway.
ALTON — Bankside Repertory Theatre Company wraps up its premier season with “Hidden in This Picture, and Other Stories,” an evening of one-act plays from some of the world’s best playwrights, old and new.
The collection features one-act plays by playwrights Aaron Sorkin (“The West Wing,” “The Social Network”), John Patrick Shanley (“Doubt”) and others.
The featured one-act, “Hidden in This Picture,” is by writer Aaron Sorkin, famous for the TV series “The Newsroom” and the films “A Few Good Men” and “Moneyball.” “Hidden” deals with the glory and frustration of modern filmmaking, a world Sorkin knows well.
Author of “Doubt” and “Moonstruck,” John Patrick Shanley’s “The Lonely Impulse of Delight” presents the dilemma of two people from different worlds falling in love. Quirky and funny, Don Nigro’s “Things That Go Bump in the Night” is the story of what happens when the playgoing experience follows you home.
Also performed are a short play by classic Russian playwright Anton Chekov (“The Cherry Orchard,” “Uncle Vanya”) and one by William Inge, (“Picnic,” “Bus Stop”).
All of the talents of the six company members will be on display as actors and/or directors. The members include Chrissy Calkins Steele, Sue Ellen Coughtry, Geoff Callaway and Caleb King, featured in last fall’s “Call Me Waldo,” as well as Trish Brown and John J. O’Hagan, last seen in “Love Letters” in February.
Performances are 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, with a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. April 17. Tickets are $15 for general admission or $10 for students with a school ID.
There will be three final performing arts events in April: Salute to Dance, April 23, featuring Principia College dancers; Game Changers, April 24, a group of Alton High School and Principia College students giving voice to issues and challenges facing the community; and the Feyza Eren Quartet on April 30.
Tickets can be purchased at the door or jacobyartscenter.org/events. Seating is on a first-come, first-seated basis. Doors open 30 minutes in advance. A cash bar is available.