Winning their fifth consecutive TAPPS Division One District 1 One-Act Play Championship and nine cast awards, the All Saints One-Act Play cast has also earned a berth for the fifth consecutive time to compete in the TAPPS 2A State One-Act Play Championships. The competition will be held in Kerrville November 12-13.
All Saints defeated four other schools in their TAPPS District to become the district champions October 24 in Lubbock. All Saints placed first and earned nine All Star awards for their One-Act Play interpretation of The Trojan Women by Euripides.
Lubbock’s Kingdom Prep Academy placed second and will advance to the state contest also for their play, Booby Trap. Lubbock Christ the King Cathedral School, Muenster Sacred Heart, and Amarillo San Jacinto Academy also competed.
Senior Brianna Sanchez was named District Best Actress. Seniors Brooke Stevenson, Meghan Mitchell, and Susannah Bumstead were named to the All Star Cast. All Star Technical Crew was awarded to senior Abi Jordan. Sophomore Liberty DeLeon, and freshmen Alex Mercer, Amanda Kell, and Emma Condra were named Honorable Mention.
Other cast members include technical crew members freshmen Haley Dickerson and Logan Caffey, and senior Laela Tello as well as actors freshmen Clay Dickerson and Josh Janes. Paula Chanda is the theater director.
The cast performed the 40-minute one-act play, The Trojan Women, written by the ancient Greek playwright Euripides and adapted by Ellen McLaughlin. It is a Greek tragedy about the conquering of the city of Troy by Helen of Troy and the Greeks. The play follows the fates of Hecuba, Andromache, Cassandra and the other women of Troy after their city has been destroyed, their husbands killed, and their remaining families about to be taken away as slaves. The play was first presented at the City Dionysia of 415 BC, along with two other unconnected tragedies, Alexandros and Palamedes, and the comedic satyr play Sisyphos, all of which have since been lost to antiquity. It is often considered one of Euripides greatest works, and among the best anti-war plays ever written.
The contest requires all plays be performed in one act lasting no more than 40 minutes. Sixty percent of the scoring is based upon acting while 40 percent is judged on other elements like sets, costumes, and lighting.