One Axe tradition delights audience

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Seniors Emily Kelly and Zach Moser perform in the Knight of One Axe plays.

The 26th annual Knight of One Axe was performed on Nov. 16 and 17.  The show consisted of two one-act plays, “The Real Inspector Hound” and “The Actor’s Nightmare.”

“The Real Inspector Hound,” a parody of typical whodunit mysteries, explored the fourth wall in theater productions through two theater critics, Moon and Birdboot, played by juniors Meena Nayagam and Daniel Sainati.

Though the plot was a bit confusing, the breaking down of the fourth wall was an interesting and ultimately amusing idea.

Junior Adam Friedman played George in “The Actor’s Nightmare,” a man who stumbles on stage into the lead part of a play that he has never even heard of before.  Unsure of even his own name, George struggles to act out a lead role in a confused jumble of plays.

Friedman’s performance had the crowd bursting with laughter as his character struggled through a confusing combination of plays.

“I think it was indicative of TJ Drama how everything came together to put on a great production,” Friedman said.