With a moving performance last week at Regions, the Lennox High School One Act Play earned regional runner-up honors in Canton, advancing them to the State Competition, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2.
“I can’t even put into words how proud I am of this cast and crew. This is an extremely powerful show with lots of depth of emotion and that’s difficult to portray on stage,” said One Act Play director, Christi Sayler. “These kids had to work so hard and really search themselves to find the heart of these characters and they did an amazing job. I told them the day before Regions that I had one goal for them and that was to do justice to the characters they were portraying; that nothing else mattered as long as they told the story and touched people’s hearts. I can say they definitely did that if the sniffles and tears in the audience were any indication.”
Several LHS students also received Outstanding Actor Awards. They are pictured at right and included: Nate Collette, Miriam Welch, Kathryn Loewe, Noah Sayler, and EmilyRose Harrington.
Lennox will perform their One Act Play on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Sioux Falls O’Gorman High School at 11:15 a.m. The State One Act Contest runs from Feb. 2 through Feb. 4 with awards on the evening Feb. 4.
“My goal for the state competition is the same. Yes, awards and accolades are nice to receive but in the end, the goal of theater is to tell a story, to let people leave their lives for a period of time and enter into another world,” said Sayler. “And sometimes, it might open our hearts and minds to a new understanding of the world around us.”