In spite of unique challenges, Zephyr High School's UIL One-Act Play team had a successful year, advancing through the Zone and District meets to Area.
For several years, Zephyr's One-Act Play students have been handicapped by not having an actual stage, on which to rehearse and practice stage entries and exits. Instead, they marked the floor of the old gym in the typical dimensions, to rehearse their on-stage movements and set placements.
Co-directed by Mrs. Christi Burks and Mrs. Natanya Turk, the students performed an adaptation of "You Can't Take it With You" by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman.
In addition to the team success, several cast members received special recognition, as well. At Zone, Brayden Whisenhunt was named Best Actor, Ryan Paskewitz and Lauren Jesko were named to the All-Star Cast, and Kelcie Roberson and Georgia Thomas received Honorable Mentions.
At the District meet, Gage Taylor was named Best Actor, Brayden Whisenhunt, Brandon Jones, and Kelcie Roberson were named to the All-Star Cast, and Georgia Thomas, Lauren Jesko, and Andrea Howard received Honorable Mentions.
At the Area Meet, Kelcie Roberson was named to the All-Star Cast, and Ryan Paskewitz and Chandler Nelson received Honorable Mentions.
In another UIL event, Codi Perkins, Brayden Whisenhunt, and Gage Taylor qualified for the Regional Meet in Prose and Poetry: Oral Interpretation.
The students will hold a public performance of their play at 3 p.m. Sunday, in Zephyr's new gymnasium.