More than 400 high school students from 26 schools will attend the West Virginia State Thespian Festival today through Sunday at the Culture Center in the state Capitol Complex. Drama students will perform, attend workshops and be judged on their theater skills, with performances of 15 plays, 35 scenes, 58 monologues, 31 musical theater solos and more, along with technical theater contests in costume design, puppetry, set design and all aspects of production. The weekend concludes with an awards ceremony at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. See the complete schedule at www.wvculture.org by clicking on 'Thespian Festival."
'The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald'
The documentary "The Lost Airmen of Buchenwald," about Allied airmen imprisoned at the Buchenwald concentration camp in the waning months of World War II, will screen for free at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Alban Arts Center, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans.
After the screening, veteran Don Shearer of St. Albans, who was an airman held at Buchenwald, will discuss the film, his role in it and his experience during the war. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.
'La Traviata' screening
A live broadcast of Verdi's "La Traviata" by the Metropolitan Opera will screen at 12:55 p.m. Saturday at Cinemark Huntington Mall and Great Escape Nitro. The three hour and 15 minute production is a love story shrouded in sacrifice and misunderstanding. Tickets at Nitro are $20 for adults and $16 for seniors and children. At Huntington, they are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors and $15 for children. Call 304-769-0405 (Nitro) or 304-733-3984 (Huntington).
Alban Arts Center will hold auditions for the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play "Proof" from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Roles are available for two men and two women. Call 304-721-8896 or visit www.albanartscenter.com.