The casts of “Alibis” and “Escape” pose on stage at Shawe Memorial High School on Wednesday. The actors are (from left): front row — Justin Stewart, Brittany Durham and Caleb Denton; second row — Katelyn Moore, Samantha Tilley, Patrick Bear and Meg Scroggins; back row — Myles Hesse, Amelia Koehler, Chase Heaton and Nash Uebel. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
The casts of “Alibis” and “Escape” pose on stage at Shawe Memorial High School on Wednesday. The actors are (from left): front row — Justin Stewart, Brittany Durham and Caleb Denton; second row — Katelyn Moore, Samantha Tilley, Patrick Bear and Meg Scroggins; back row — Myles Hesse, Amelia Koehler, Chase Heaton and Nash Uebel. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie)
Two plays will take the stage at Shawe Memorial Junior-Senior High School this weekend.

Junior high school students will perform "Escape," a 10-minute play, before senior high school students begin their production of "Alibis." Performances will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Father Hilary Meny Gymnasium at Shawe Memorial High School, 305 W. State St.

"Escape" is the story of two hens and a rooster that fall from a truck transporting them from the farm. The three characters weigh the pros and cons of trying to escape the crate that cages them or waiting for the truck to come back to rescue them, organizer Lori Hedges said.

The comedy features actors Brittany Durham, Caleb Benton and Justin Stewart.

"Alibis," a two-act play by Peter Kennedy, is a mystery comedy of "whodunit?," similar to the style of crime author Agatha Christie. Guests of a house party find their hostess dead after traveling to a dinner party in a large mansion on a dark night. Characters try to find out the guilty party before other house guests fall victim to the murderer's schemes.

Actors for "Alibis" are Myles Hesse, Meg Scroggins, Patrick Bear, Samantha Tilley, Nash Uebel, Katelyn Moore, Chase Heaton, Amelia Koehler and McKay Burdette.

"There's a lot of twists and turns in this play," Hedges said.

The play performed by the senior high students is expected to last about 90 minutes with an intermission and another short break during the performance.

"I think this will be a lot of fun to watch," Hedges said.

The play performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with the doors opening to Meny Gymnasium at 7 p.m. The performance Sunday will be at 2:30 p.m., with doors opening at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children 17 and under. Tickets are available in advance through cast members, but tickets will be available at the door before the performances.