PHS one-act cast earns top award



The Plymouth High School one-act theater cast received the highest honor possible, the Critic’s Choice Award, at the Wisconsin High School Theater Festival held Nov. 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The cast also received an Outstanding Acting Ensemble award for its ability to work and communicate together. Three members in the cast also were nominated for Outstanding Acting Awards. In addition, directors Brad Feick and Herb Stoltenberg received an Outstanding Directors award. Members of the Plymouth High School one-act cast who performed at the Wisconsin Theater Festival are (front row, left to right) Elisabeth Balistreri, Taylor Fritz, Mary Riley, Christina Marcu, (middle row) Jacob Van Norwick, Madi Heginbottom, Bekah Hankins, Kersten Dewey, Brandon Herrin, (back row) Alan Schaefer, Logan Kulow, Alex Gravatt, David Hassel, Adam Carbaugh, Louis Gentine, Quinn Zwick and Paul Hammes. Damien Jacques, retired theater critic for the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel and one of three adjudicators, complimented the cast on its great physical acting and great discipline. “This is the epitome of an ensemble piece and you nailed it,” he said.Jim Stauffer, director of Undergraduate Studies of Theater at UW-Madison and another adjudicator, also praised the group by saying, “Great storytelling ... you brought this story to life ... nice detail in physicalizations.” PHS presented “The Animals,” a trio of animal-themed stories from Romania, Hawaii and Indonesia. One-act performances cannot be longer than 35 minutes, plus casts have 10 minutes total to put up and take down their sets. Plymouth advanced from regional competition Oct. 24 and sectional competition Nov. 7 to the state festival. Submitted photo The Plymouth High School one-act theater cast received the highest honor possible, the Critic’s Choice Award, at the Wisconsin High School Theater Festival held Nov. 20-21 at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. The cast also received an Outstanding Acting Ensemble award for its ability to work and communicate together. Three members in the cast also were nominated for Outstanding Acting Awards. In addition, directors Brad Feick and Herb Stoltenberg received an Outstanding Directors award. Members of the Plymouth High School one-act cast who performed at the Wisconsin Theater Festival are (front row, left to right) Elisabeth Balistreri, Taylor Fritz, Mary Riley, Christina Marcu, (middle row) Jacob Van Norwick, Madi Heginbottom, Bekah Hankins, Kersten Dewey, Brandon Herrin, (back row) Alan Schaefer, Logan Kulow, Alex Gravatt, David Hassel, Adam Carbaugh, Louis Gentine, Quinn Zwick and Paul Hammes. Damien Jacques, retired theater critic for the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Sentinel and one of three adjudicators, complimented the cast on its great physical acting and great discipline. “This is the epitome of an ensemble piece and you nailed it,” he said.Jim Stauffer, director of Undergraduate Studies of Theater at UW-Madison and another adjudicator, also praised the group by saying, “Great storytelling ... you brought this story to life ... nice detail in physicalizations.” PHS presented “The Animals,” a trio of animal-themed stories from Romania, Hawaii and Indonesia. One-act performances cannot be longer than 35 minutes, plus casts have 10 minutes total to put up and take down their sets. Plymouth advanced from regional competition Oct. 24 and sectional competition Nov. 7 to the state festival. Submitted photo

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