Area schools qualify for state one-act competition
Northeast and North Central Nebraska will once again be well represented at the upcoming state one-act play championships set for the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk.
Three area schools will be vying to match their 2017 accomplishments by winning a state title in their class.
Hartington-Newcastle will again be competing among Class C2 schools after winning the state title in that class last year. So will Wausa High School in Class D1 and Leigh High School in Class D2.
The Nebraska School Activities Association-sponsored event will run Wednesday, Dec. 5, through Friday, Dec. 7, with plays beginning at 8:30 a.m. each day and then continuing throughout at 45-minute intervals. The last play of each day will begin at 4:30 p.m.
Class D1 and D2 schools will compete on Wednesday; Thursday will see Class C1 and C2 schools compete; and Friday will have the Class A and B competitions.
The public is invited to attend. There is an admission fee.
Most of the district competitions to determine who advances to state took place earlier this week, but Norfolk High School still was scheduled to compete in a Class A competition in Lincoln on Saturday.
Here are the area schools that will compete in Norfolk:
— North Bend Central students will perform “The Infamous Soothing System of Professor Maillard,” directed by Raleigh Marcell Jr.
— Wausa High School, which is also co-oping with Osmond this year, will have students perform “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge,” directed by Sheila and Brad Hoesing, Tanya McFarland and Wendy Ke.
— Hartington-Newcastle students will perform “Peter and the Starcatcher,” directed by A.J. Johnson, Linda Kathol and Lindsay Stappert.
— Bloomfield High students will perform “Conflict,” directed by Lee Ann Runyon.
— Humphrey St. Francis students will perform “No Loose Ends,” directed by Michael McPhillips and Tina Schumacher.
— Chambers High students will perform “The Book of Everything,” directed by Jeremy Woeppel.
— Leigh High students will perform “Phantom of the Playground,” directed by Kylie Hollatz.
— St. Edward High students will perform “Captain Bree and Her Lady Pirates,” directed by Chase King.