March 21, 2013

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater arts students are advancing in the UIL One Act Play competition after excelling at the zone contest on March 20, 2013, at Aledo High School.

Students performed The Diviners, a dramatic play by Jim Leonard Jr. about a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930’s. 

The troupe shined before Kelly Parker, a theatre professor from McLennan Community College, who also adjudicated performances by Aledo, Fort Worth Southwest, and Fort Worth Trimble Tech.

Nick Mayes was named Best Actor. All-Star cast members were Blake Bergeman and Bailey Youngs. Receiving honorable mention accolades were Preston Chapman and Haley Hart, ad Baylee Davis was selected as an outstanding technician. 

Other cast members were Sheridan Baze, Amanda Brenning, David Broberg, Kiesten Mathis, Brennan Ross, and Natalie Willingham.

Tori Townsend is serving as stage manager with other crew members William Black, Kyle Mayes, Rachael Periello, Whitney Shearon, and Izzy Woods. 

The production was under the direction of GHS theater arts director Phil Groeschel, who was assisted by Crossland theater arts teacher Krista Alcorn Holman.

The district contest is Wednesday, March 27 in Aledo. In addition to Granbury and Trimble Tech, other schools competing will be Fort Worth Arlington Heights and Fort Worth Western Hills. 

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