One Act Play Advances To State


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Randall’s One Act team was named one of two schools to advance to the state tournament from regionals.

Randall’s One Act team is going to state. The team competed at the regional meet last Thursday to secure their ticket to the state competition, which will be in Round Rock on May 6.

This is the sixth time in school history that Randall has gone to state in One Act.

In addition to advancing to state, several Raiders also won individual awards, including Bryson Shelton for All Star Crew, Sydney Gove for Honorable Mention All Star Cast, and Ryder Brewton, Frankie Ray and Brianna Hall were named All Star Cast.

This year’s play is “The Awakening of Spring,” which is set in 1890s’ Germany. The play follows the story of youth, and the consequences that may come about if we withhold information from them. The main characters, Moritz, Melchoir and Wendla, struggle to navigate their adolescence in different ways, be it love, sex or knowledge of the world. These “awakenings” serve to tell a story of loss and growth, and to warn against what adults think may save their kids, but could very well be their death sentence.

The One Act Play competition is a contest that includes a seven minute set up, a 40 minute performance and a seven minute break down. Randall’s One Act Play is directed by theater teachers Cy Scroggins and Emmy Estes.

“We are so proud of these hard working students for representing our school so well,” Scroggins said.