The Horizon Youth Theatre’s 2019 Festival of Shorts will be on stage this weekend at Otsego Elementary,
18505 Tontogany Creek Road.
This will be a collaboration between HYT and Toledo’s Children’s Theatre Workshop. A total of 11
student-written plays were chosen for production.
The Bowling Green shows will take place on Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission
is by donation.
The plays, with their performance days and cast lists, are as follows:
• “Haunted by The 2019 Devising Class,” directed by Keith Guion. Performing Friday and Sunday: Elise
Allen, Izzie Douglass, Maggie Otley, Reagan Otley, Adam Proulx, Isobel Roberts-Zibbel, Charlie Vostal,
and Alice Walters.
• “No Rain, No Flowers” by Libby Barnett and Paige Suelzer, directed by Cassie Greenlee. Performing
Friday and Sunday: Whitney Bechstein, Ali Larsen, Sadie Roberts, Angie Ruiz, Rose Walters, and Aria
• “The Origin of April Fools’ Day” by Gavin Miller and Lola Truman, directed by Ligaya Edge. Performing
Friday and Saturday: Aidan Thomas, Lauren Peppers, Jersey Holland, Shiloh Strausbaugh, Nile Jones, and
• “Peace and Quiet (Not)” by Liam Rogel, directed by Alexis Reinbolt. Performing Friday and Saturday:
Scarlett Strausbaugh, Drew Thomas, Nolan Strausbaugh, Faith Davis, Sofia Swaisgood, and Gideon Mohn.
• “The Tale of the Imaginary Friend” by Emy Wilkins, directed by Bella Truman. Performing Saturday and
Sunday: Libby Barnett, Lila Stover, Julia Barnett, Kathryn Mullins, Miles Schober, and Oliver St. Louis.
• “Metal, Gorse, and King George” by Abby Farris, directed by Missy Snyder. Performing Saturday and
Sunday: Liam Rogel, Sarah Keller, and Carson O’Brien.
The plays to be performed in Toledo on April 5 and 6 (2417 Collingwood Blvd.) are “The Three Little Pigs
and The Big Bad Wolf (and Her Pet Unicorn)” by Izzie and Maddie Milks; “Game of the Gods” by Charlie
Vostal; “A Girl Lost Between Seasons” by Tierny Fox; History in a Nutshell by Terise Stevens and Chloe
Collins; “A Will to Remember” by Eli Marx; and “Sidetracked” by Julia Barnett and Lauren Peppers.