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April 14th, 2010
SMHS makes it to UIL district one-act play competition

040710KylaAntigoneKyla Crumley as Antigone.

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The San Marcos High School (SMHS) drama department advanced from zone to district at the University Interscholastc League (UIL) one-act play competition. Playing an adapted version of Sophocles’ play “Antigone,” SMHS players performed the play at Manor High School on March 30 at the district competition.

SMHS Drama Director Jack Moore cut the classic Greek tragedy to fit the guidelines of competitive forty-minute one act play competition. He said some of his peers in other districts contacted him to express their praise for the SMHS performances and staging.

Some of the cast members were given special recognition as All Star Cast or All Star Crew. Receiving the All Star Cast accolade were Kyla Crumley as Antigone, Cullen Smith as Creon the ruler of Thebes, Logan Nicks as the blind prophet Teiresias,  Austin Webster as the guard, and the chorus members Shade Smith, Catherine Arrendondo and Sarah Villareal. Augustin Martinez was recognized as All Star Tech Crew.

Members of the cast who received honorable mention include Sally John Rajkumar as Antigone’s sister Ismene and Mitchell Hogge as Creon’s son Haemon.

Other advancing cast members are Cimonnett Guilbeau as Haemon’s wife Eurydice and Marcus Cruz  and Christine Herrman as all-important plot-forwarding messengers.

The rest of the advancing tech crew are Britney Vest, Carpenter Campbell and Lillian Heyen.

Advancing to district competition is an accomplishment. The UIL one-act play contest, founded in 1927, is the largest high school play production contest or play festival in the world. More than 14,000 Texas high school students in more than 1,000 plays participate in 300 plus contests, which take place from the beginning of March through the three-day, 40-production state one-act play contest.

040710LoganCullenLogan Nicks, left, as blind prophet Teiresias, and Cullen Smith, right, as the prideful ruler Creon.

040710MitchellMichael Hogge in his role as Haemon.

040710chorusCatherine Arredondo, left, and Shade Smith, right, play their parts in the Greek chorus.

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