April 22, 2013
One Act Play  

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater arts students competed in the UIL regional contest on April 20, 2013, at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene. 

Although the play was not selected to advance to state, three students won acting awards. Nick Mayes was selected for the all-star cast, while Blake Bergeman and Natalie Willingham received honorable mention recognition.

The GHS troupe 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.

Following their performance, cast and crew members wore black and yellow ribbons in honor of two Brackett High School girls, Madison and Marley Koontz, and their parents who were tragically killed in an automobile accident returning home from One Act Play contest in San Antonio on April 13.

At the area-level competition on April 13, Mayes was the Best Actor. Bergeman was on the all-star cast, and Bailey Youngs received an honorable mention nod. Izzy Woods was among the outstanding tech crew members.

Bergeman and Youngs were named Best Actor and Best Actress respectively at the district contest on March 27. All-star cast members were Preston Chapman and Mayes. Receiving honorable mention accolades were Haley Hart and Brennan Ross.

Mayes received top acting honors in the zone competition on March 20, with Bergeman and Youngs named to the all-star cast and Chapman and Hart selected as honorable mention cast members. In addition, Baylee Davis was selected as an outstanding technician.

Other cast members were Amanda Brenning, David Broberg, Kiesten Mathis, Kyle Mayes, and Rachael Periello.

Tori Townsend served as stage manager with other crew members William Black, Davis, and Whitney Shearon, and 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 and GMS theater arts teacher Terri Willson.

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