April 26, 2021
Acton Middle School competed in One Act Play competition on April 23, 2021, at Joshua High School.
The AMS thespians performed the play Oz by Don Zolidis. Earning acting awards were cast members Grace Blevins, Brylea Hyde, and Michael Kracy, while stage manager Brooke Wilson was honored with a tech award.
In the play, reeling from her sister's death, Beth suddenly finds herself journeying through a world suspiciously resembling the film The Wizard of Oz. With the yellow brick road sold to foreign investors after a financial meltdown, the Scarecrow reveling in his ignorant bliss, the Cowardly Lion acting like a paranoid sociopath, and the Tin Man embracing his emotional numbness, Beth wonders what role she plays in this classic story gone awry. The story is a hilarious and heart-wrenching exploration of grief and perseverance on the road to acceptance.
Cast members were Grace Blevins, Eli Cashion, Kaylee Connor, Cutter Croley, Aiden Fisher, Fayth Fry, Kennedy Griffin, Brylea Hyde, Trevor Jackson, Michael Kracy, Aidan Lemens, Mackenzie Melvin, Baylor Oliver, and Ruth Power. Alternates were Carlee Burnfield, Paislee Cogburn, Eva Keisler, and Audrey Ann McKee.
AMS theater arts teacher Caitlan Leblo was assisted by the student crew: Brooke Wilson, stage manager; Riley Huisman, lights; Gracie Flowers, sound; Reagan Lloyd, costumes; Becca Dixon, props.
Granbury Middle School participated in a virtual play festival with the GMS thespians performing on the show streaming on April 24.