Granbury High School and Crossland Ninth Grade Center theater arts students are advancing in the UIL One Act Play district competition after excelling at the zone contest last week at Aledo High School.
Students performed “Anatomy of Gray” by Jim Leonard. Set in small town Indiana during the 1880’s, the story centers around a mysterious man in a hot air balloon who arrives following a tornado.
The man claims to be a doctor and begins curing many ailments, but an inexplicable plague soon befalls the town’s inhabitants.
The troupe shined before Lisa Hale, a theatre instructor from Collin College and former long-time teacher at Plano East High School, who also adjudicated performances by Fort Worth South Hills, Fort Worth Southwest and Fort Worth Trimble Tech.
Hailey Hart, Kiersten Mathis, Dakota Medlin, and Bailey Youngs were named to the All-Star cast. Matthew Johnston and Brennan Ross received honorable mention recognition.
For the stage and technical crew, honored was Kaitlyn Meinershagen.
Other cast members are Grace Arnold, Aaron Barnes, Mandy Brenning, Baylee Davis, Kate Jennings, Mason Jones, Brandon Juardo, Gabe Whites and Kimbria Younkin.
Alternate cast members are Whitney Shearon and Remington Watson.
Meinershagen is serving as stage manager with other crew members Brynn Deger, Colin Record, Skylar Schrieber and Katie Tull.
The production was led by GHS theater arts director Phil Groeschel, who was assisted by Crossland theater arts teacher Krista Alcorn Holman.
The district contest is Thursday in Aledo.
In addition to Granbury and Trimble Tech, other schools competing will be from the second zone composed of Aledo, Fort Worth Arlington Heights, Fort Worth O.D. Wyatt and Fort Worth Western Hills.