WSMS Takes One Act Play To UIL Competition
On Thursday February 28th the cast of Lafayette No. 1 fine tuned their performance in front of an audience at Willow Springs MS before heading to UIL competition on March 2nd. The performance takes you to the streets of New Orleans in 1816 as the yellow fever epidemic ravages the city. During this time no one thinks of the orphans known as the Forgotten--except for Lizzie Landry. Lizzie brings bread from her mother's kind employer to the band of homeless youths she's befriended, even though local police and politicians consider them nothing but a nuisance. When the epidemic entangles Lizzie's fate with those of the Forgotten, they all must band together to hold the city accountable for their most vulnerable citizens. The 40 minute drama is a haunting historical One Act Play that was brought to life by the talented performers from WSMS.
The 15 actors and 5 technicians that make up the One Act Play took their talents to Grand Prairie and brought 1st place in the competition along with several other accolades including: Best actress- Brindley Eaton, Best actor- Jacob Smithwick, Best tech crew of the day, All star cast- Sadie Mowrer and Ellis Smith, Honorable mention cast- Grace Hurlbert and Zoe Smithey, Best technician - Jillian Nuckels (lights)