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Magnolia High School One-Act Play is State Bound

Dr. Foy Campbell, director of fine arts, stated, “I am extremely proud to be associated with such creative teachers and talented students. I have known some of these students since I was their elementary principal years ago. It is an honor to see them now as award-winning artists.”

Moliere is a play about the struggles of the famous playwright Moliere. The play is directed by Magnolia High School teacher and Director Rod Sheffield and Assistant Director Carter Ridge. There are 8 shows competing for the 5A state title.

Rod Sheffield stated, "We are thrilled to be going back to the State Championships! These students have done an exceptional job with not only a very difficult script (we are the first to perform this for One-Act Play and only the second performing company in the USA to do this show), but in a much more compact time-frame. Last year we had 5 contests between March-June. This year we've had 6 contests in a 4 week period! The students have risen to the challenge and now get to perform for the state and we are truly honored for this tremendous opportunity!"

Besides advancing to state, the group also won the following awards:
Best Actor: Jacob Edwards (Zone and Region)
Best Actress: Lauren Eddings (Bi-District and Area)
Top Overall Crew (Zone)
All-Star Cast: Will Carroll (Zone and Region), Jacob Edwards (District, Bi-District), Caleb Gauntt (Zone and Area), Ciara Peterson (Region), Alex Renouard (District)
Honorable Mention Cast: Will Carroll (Area), Lauren Eddings (Zone, District, Region), Jacob Edwards (Area), Ciara Peterson Bi-District), Alex Renouard (Zone)
Outstanding Technician: Sydney Broadus (Region), McKenna Hammonds (Zone, Area), Julie Webb (District)

2017 UIL One-Act Play, Moliere, The Company:
Seniors: Hunter Ash, Will Carroll, Lauren Eddings, Jacob Edwards, Caleb Gauntt, McKenna Hammonds, Tate Murphy, Ciara Peterson
Juniors: Garrett Kearney, Alex Renouard, Tatyana Rodriguez, Alyssa Sumstad (Sydney Blizzard & Dylan Sulak IB Theatre Participants)
Sophomores: Sarah Belland, Andrea Chavero, Jake Josephi, Joseph Josephi, Brelynn Mellen, Gustavo Montano, Jacob Pontiff, Claudia Ramirez, Julie Webb
Freshman: Sidni Broadus