One-Act Play team to host school performance Wednesday


Kaylee Buck

Seniors Seth Nease and Natalie Davis as characters Ed Boone and Mrs. Gascoyne discuss his son Christopher, played by senior Nolan Quintanilla, taking an A level math examination.

Students can pay their second period teacher $2 to attend the UIL One-Act Play team’s performance of “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” Wednesday in the auditorium during activity period.

“It is a very dramatic piece of theater with some funny moments,” theater director Kylie Howell said. “It is about a student with a magnificent mind who is looking into the mystery of a dog who was killed in his neighborhood. It is really unique and abstract.”

Howell said she wanted the student body to see their progress before competition on Tuesday, March 19.

I especially love watching the show evolve and become something beautiful.”

— Katelyn Spivey, 12

“One-Act is our competition show we do for UIL,” Howell said. “We have 40 minutes for the show, so we cut the play down. We have to be set up in seven minutes, then we take down the set in seven minutes. We travel and compete against other performers, so getting to practice in front of an audience is exciting and challenging.”

Senior Katelyn Spivey, who plays school teacher Siobhan, said performing in front of the student body is a good way to practice the show.

“It is really interesting because the show changes so much from performance to performance,” Spivey said. “We like getting a lot of feedback to develop our show. I especially love watching the show evolve and become something beautiful.”