CIHS presents one-act play “betweenity”

We’ve all been there. The awkward pause. The silence where you just can’t think of something to say. The space in-between words where nothing is said and yet so much is spoken. The state of being between.

This vignette play explores the beats, pauses and never-ending silences in conversation. The girl who tries to tell her best friend she wants to date him. The boy who creates the wrong kind of pause. The sister who is dealing with the silent treatment. The guy who wants to confess but can’t open his mouth. The daughter who doesn’t want to talk because talking makes her remember.

Cambridge-Isanti High School students present the one-act play betweenity, written by Lindsay Price and produced with special arrangements with Theatrefolk. Directed by Kelly Fairchild-Fahrni, students will perform for the public Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. in the CIHS Performing Arts Center.

The students are competing in the Minnesota State High School League’s 2013 One Act play Contest, and they will also perform the play Jan. 18 at the Performing Arts Center at 4 p.m., Jan. 19 at St. Michael, Jan. 26 for subsectionals at Chisago Lakes and Feb. 2 for sectionals at Hermantown.

Cast and Crew:
Director: Kelly Fairchild-Fahrni

breath: Jordan Zurn
freeze: Adam Peterson
still: Jonah Bensen
thick: Sam Peters
hush: Tristen Sima
space: Mikaela Kase
hitch: Kara Sundvall
gap: Megan Hovinen
stay: Sophie Wahlstrom
halt: Aurora Wahlstrom
tick: Sarah Titus
beat: Maria Leibel
hold: Nicole Bergman
rest: Hannah Kloeckl
pause: Sadie Broll
stop: Katrina Barnes
shine: Kevin Lorsung
drum: MacKenzie Kruse
ring: Jenny Skalicky

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The cast and crew of betweenity, with Director Kelly Fairchild-Fahrni on the far right. Adam Peterson and Sadie Broll share a moment. Mikaela Kase rehearses 
a scene. Aurora Wahlstrom and Adam Peterson perform a scene in the upcoming Cambridge-Isanti High School one-act play betweenity. Photos by Elizabeth Sias The cast of betweenity. Sarah Titus, as “tick,” worries about having nothing to say to her boyfriend, Jonah Bensen, with whom she has nothing in common. Kara Sundvall and Megan Hovinen rehearse a scene of a daughter talking to her mother.
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Aurora Wahlstrom and Adam Peterson perform a scene in the upcoming Cambridge-Isanti High School one-act play betweenity. Photos by Elizabeth Sias