FROM STAFF REPORTS
MARBLE FALLS — The Marble Falls High School theater arts program won first place with its one-act play “Alice!” on March 22 during district competition.
The students advance to the area contest on Saturday, April 1, at Claudia Taylor High School in San Antonio.
Before that, they will hold a performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 29, in the Marble Falls High School auditorium, 2101 Mustang Drive, for the public. The show is appropriate for all ages, and tickets are $5 at the door.
“Alice!” is an adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s novel “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.”
Founded in 1927, the University Interscholastic League’s one-act play contest is the largest high school play competition in the world. It typically starts with zone followed by bi-district. On March 17, the Marble Falls troupe finished second in the bi-district contest to advance to the district contest, where it finished first.
Students also earned individual accolades. At the district competition, judges honored Ellie Isaack with all-star technician; Christine Ashbaugh with all-star cast; and David Cowan with honorable mention all-star cast.
“All of the teachers on campus have been great in helping our students prepare for this competition,” theater program director Jon Clark said. “They approved having our student-actors practice their British accents all of the time — even in all of their classes. That type of total campus commitment is what helps this show present so authentically on stage.”
From the area contest, the Marble Falls students can advance to regionals.
The area contest is open to the public. Performances start at 1 p.m. Tickets are $5 at the door. Officials urge people who are attending to get there by 1 p.m. as latecomers will be seated only during the pause between shows.
Claudia Taylor Johnson High School is located at 23203 Bulverde Road in San Antonio.