Sulphur Bluff High School’s theater students earned seven awards at UIL One-Act Play Zone competition with their presentation of John Ruston and Frank Semerano’s “The Attempted Murder of Petty Sweetwater.” The play scored high enough to advance to the next level of competition, district.
“The kids did really well. They get better with each performance. They just blew me away on Wednesday during competition,” Sulphur Bluff theater arts teacher Robin Wheat, who directs the play, said about the students’ March 19 performance. “These kids have just stolen my heart with their dedication.”
Stage manager Katelyn McDonald was named Outstanding Technician at zone. Casey Gore was named Best Actor for his performance. Tyler Raine and Erin Zeringue were named All Star Cast members. Kendra Jock, Meagan Coberley and Cody Vance earned honorable mention All Star Cast recognition.
“The Attempted Murder of Peggy Sweetwater” is a comical French “who done it” murder farce. Set in the 1930s, the one-act play is the light-hearted tale of an attempted murder on a banana plantation in South America. Stageplays.com describes it as a “British potboiler a la Monte Python style” in which “three bumbling upper class twits attempt to solve a gaggle of murder attempts.”
The students are again competing Monday (today) at the district competition at Grayson County College in Denison.
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