DHS One Act Play advances to Bi-District

The cast and crew of DHS One Act Play (back row, left to right): Amada Guardiola, Abbey Paulson, Ariana Russell, Miguel Palma, Emilie Dudley, Charlize Benavidez, Josephine Taitano, and Mrs. Taitain. Front row, left to right: Jose Guardiola, Paige Reyna, Jillian Courtade, Paige Williamson, and Gaby Romano.

This year’s production is A Thousand Cranes, by Kathryn Schultz Miller. The play is being produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company. The play is based on the true story of a girl in WWII-era Japan, who falls ill with leukemia ten years after the bombing of Hiroshima.
The cast and crew have attended several clinics in preparation for competition. At the Wimberley Festival last month, our team competed against four other schools for acting awards. Of the four cast members, two received accolades: Senior Jose Guardiola made All-Star Cast, and Senior Ariana Russell received Best Actress of the day.
At the UIL One Act Play District competition this month, every cast member and one crew member received awards: Sophomore Jillian Courtade made All-Star crew, Sophomore Amada Guardiola received an Honorable Mention award, Seniors Jose Guardiola and Abbey Paulson made All-Star Cast, and Ariana Russell was named Best Actress.
Devine High School advanced to the UIL One Act Play Bi-District competition to be held on Friday, March 24 at Lytle High School. Five other schools will perform that day. The first show will begin at noon, with shows running back to back. Show times usually average between 30 and 40 minutes. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to attend. Devine High School is scheduled to perform third in the lineup.
The public performance of the play at Devine High School will be scheduled after the completion of the UIL competition cycle.