By Beth Christian Broschart
The Parsons Advocate
HAMBLETON – Senior Kyle Stemple wrote and directed his own one act play that was part of a series of one act plays performed at TCHS last week. Kyle said the play, The Relationship, is about a couple that has been married for seven and a half years.
“The couple has normal arguments, but nothing to the extent they would want a divorce,” Kyle said. “One night, on their monthly date night, there is a fight involving the couple’s friend. The husband becomes agitated when the wife says she invited the friend to come along on their outing.”
Kyle said once they go on the date, they find out their friend’s date is really a paid actor. “The play is very funny.”
Kyle said this year they were able to attend the Thespian Festival. “Going there, meeting the people, doing plays there and seeing all of the other student’s plays were amazing,” Kyle said. “I have only been in theater for three years, and we have always done comedy and this year was my first to be in a serious play. I have participated in lots of plays over the years.”
The TCHS students previewed the four one act plays, which were then put on for the community May 1, 6 and 7. “Students performed, “This is a Test,” “The Relationship,” “I Was There,” and “Twitch.”
“I performed in “Twitch” and “This is a Test,” Kyle said. “I directed the play I wrote.”
Kyle said he is already enrolled in Fairmont State University and he has two scholarships for theater and another academic scholarship. “After that, I plan to pursue theater, I just am not sure how yet,” Kyle said.
Kyle is the son of Matt Stemple of Leadmine and Maureen Stemple of Parsons.