“I find it (directing a play) a bit scary,” Sabala said with a laugh. “But it’s definitely a good experience.”
Plasencio added: “I like it. I’m really into film. I would love to direct a film one day, and so it’s just a tool to grow in this whole genre. That’s how I see it. .
While the students get a little help from acting teacher Violette Kjeldgaard, the entire production is student-led, from actors to directors to stage managers.
“Violette (Kjeldgaard) is here, as part of training, but mainly to advise on big things,” Plasencio said. “It’s going to show the amount of talent we have here at the WNCC.”
The dinner theater event will run for two nights, Friday, Dec. 3 and Saturday, Dec. 4 at 6:30 p.m. both nights, and will take place at First Presbyterian Church, 101 E 20th St. in Scottsbluff. Dinner will include a salad, chicken entree and cheesecake. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased through the WNCC box office. Please note any dietary requirements when purchasing tickets. Ticket sales end Thursday, December 2.
The drama club will also be hosting a toy drive during the dinner theater and invites all attendees to donate a lightly used toy or winter coat for children in need this holiday season.