March 15, 2021
Granbury High School’s One Act Play Digging Up the Boys was selected to advance at the district UIL competition on March 6, 2021, at Brewer High School in White Settlement.
Selected for district honors were Caleb Fisher and Hannah Swaim, who were named to the All Star Cast. Jack Watson received honorable mention recognition for his role, and stage manager Jillian Tremble earned All-Star technical award.
In the play by Laura Lundgren Smith, an old mine is about to be closed when part of it collapses, trapping three men. The women left above plead for help from the foreman, only to be rebuffed by the company line. Those above and below are left to whistle in the dark, desperate for a miracle – but the mine holds a terrible secret that will change their lives forever.
GHS theater arts students in the cast are Amy Adams, Trinidad Carrillo, Zander Durham, Caleb Fisher, Levi Reese, Hannah Swaim, Emmie Vaughn, and Jack Watson.
The play is under the direction of GHS theater arts teachers Mark Weeks and Melissa Hutson. Student crew members are: Jillian Tremble, stage manager; Holly Hodges, technical director and sound; Emily Pyle, lights; Jack Barefoot, crew; Sykora Hatten, fog master.
The bi-district performance will be Saturday, March 27 at Northwest High School in Justin.