Middle schoolers take the stage at One Act Play contest

March 15, 2014

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Theater arts students from Acton Middle School and Granbury Middle School recently competed in a One Act Play contest at Aledo High School.

Both schools earned superior ratings for their performances, with AMS receiving first place honors.

Winning awards were: best actor – Chris Willis from AMS; all-star cast – Mason York from AMS and Chris Patten from GMS; honorable mention cast – Ashley Boyd and Charlotte Elliott from AMS and Nicole Futch from GMS; best technician – Sarah Jenson from AMS; all-star tech crew – Hayley Ecord from GMS.

The AMS troupe performed “The Yellow Boat” based on a true story of a child who died of AIDS-related complications at the age of 8.

The boy, a gifted visual artist, transformed the physical and emotional pain from his illness into a blaze of colors and shapes through fanciful drawings and paintings.

Cast and crew members were Ashley Boyd, Hannah Cheek, Charlotte Elliott, Robert Faaborg, Hailey Gowens, Sarah Jenson, Bethany Pavelick, Kelsey Pavelick, Rayni Skaggs, Andrew Walters, Chris Willis, Halee Vaughn, Shannon Wornell and Mason York.

GMS players presented “Harvey,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about a man who introduces his imaginary friend – a six-and-a-half foot rabbit – leading his sister to have him committed to a sanitarium to spare the family from embarrassment.

The cast included Haylee Branum, Nicole Futch, Lauren Garr, Logan Jurado, Nicholas Masias, Hannah Myers, Faith Nestle, Chris Patten, Amanda Peterson, Damian Rodolfo, Raul Sandoval and Ryan Slade.

Alternates were Ben Hyde, Coley Irving, Andrea Rodriguez, and Shayley Teeter. Student directors and assistant stage managers were Emily Brite and Hayley Ecord.

The crew also included Grayson Green, Rachel McWilliams, and Jr. Stowell.

Middle school theater arts teachers are Melissa Kendall at AMS and Caitlan Leblo at GMS.

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