Student actors from all across the state will be gathering in Aberdeen starting on Thursday at the Johnson Fine Arts Center at Northern State University to take part in the 61st annual South Dakota High School One-Act Play Festival.

The event is sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association. 44 South Dakota schools theatre productions will perform their play for the public and a panel of three judges.

The first performance of the state festival will be Rosholt High School beginning at 10 a.m. Thursday morning, Feb. 2, 2017. Sioux Falls metro schools will also be performing. Their set times are:

Thursday February 2

Friday February 3

Saturday February 4

Awards will be presented as soon and the final performance concludes. For a complete schedule and times, go to


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