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Alexandria's Bailee Atchinson reacts during her play called Couples Therapy with Tristen Chamberlin acting as her husband at the Project 1440 24-hour play festival this past Saturday. (Eric Morken/Echo Press)

Creative in the crunch

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The task was daunting: Write, cast, rehearse and perform six original 10-minute plays in 24 hours.

But the group of 40 theater students from Jefferson High School was up to the challenge. They performed their plays at Discovery Middle School on Saturday and received rave reviews.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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