The state's 56th annual One-Act Play Festival kicks off Thursday morning in Aberdeen.
The three-day event sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association is the state tournament for high school drama.
This year's installment at Northern State University's Johnson Fine Arts Center will bring together 43 of the best South Dakota high school theater productions in a festival setting.
Each school performs a play for the public and a panel of three judges.
All performances are free to the public, and new performances will begin about every 45 minutes.
Fourteen Class A schools will present plays that are serious in nature, and 14 Class B school will put on humorous performances. Class AA school plays may be either serious or humorous.