One Act moves on to regional

April 17, 2013

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“The Diviners” will continue its road show.

Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater arts students triumphed at the University Interscholastic League (UIL) One Act Play area competition Saturday at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The troupe advances to the UIL regional competition Saturday at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene.

“The Diviners” is a drama about a disturbed young man and his friendship with a disenchanted preacher in southern Indiana in the early 1930s.

Nick Mayes won Best Actor honors, while Blake Bergeman was named to the all-star cast and Bailey Youngs received an honorable mention nod. Izzy Woods was among the outstanding tech crew members.

At the district contest on March 27, Bergeman and Youngs were named Best Actor and Best Actress. 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 are Sheridan Baze, Amanda Brenning, David Broberg, Kiesten Mathis, Kyle Mayes, Rachael Periello and Natalie Willingham.

Tori Townsend is serving as stage manager with other crew members William Black, Whitney Shearon, Davis and Woods.

The production is under the direction of GHS theater arts director Phil Groeschel.

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