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North Hopkins’ OAP advances to district

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North Hopkins High School’s performance of the One Act Play “Booby Trap” was strong enough to advance the group this week from the zone contest to the district meet.



Overall, six students earned individual honors for their acting talents in Ed Monk’s play about “an American soldier sitting in a combat zone, trapped by a land mine,” a slideshow of “scenes from his past, present and future” unfolding in his mind as he ponders “what will happen to him,” according to www.playscripts.com, website of the publisher. 

Originally titled “Bobby in the Trap,” the play is set “in a clearing in a forest somewhere in Eastern Europe in the near future.”

The three North Hopkins students named to the All-Star Cast at the zone contest Wednesday, March 20, were Jesse Williams as Tom the Drill Instructor, Trenton Dodd as the Soldier and Rheston Sills as Captain Gus.

Three additional NH students earned Honorable Mention All-Star Cast nods. They were Elizabeth Wilburn, playing Sister Anne; Abreenanna Bisenius as

Abby; and Blake Adams, the Lieutenant

The rest of the cast who helped the play to advance to the district contest Friday included Katherin Flores as Caitlyn; Ray Brown, Major Harris/Mark; Denis Franco, Cathy; Chelsea Houser, Caitlyn’s Mother/the Soldier’s Mother; Alan Morehead, the corporal, Miriam Castro, the Professor/Molly; and Naommi Justice as Stephanie.

The crew who were also instrumental in the play advancing included Dalila Cortez, Cecily Saffel, Cody Nix, Cody Crouch and Mason Virgel; and Chelsey Crouch was names as an alternate. Jennifer Lucas directed the play, assisted by Donna Brown and Lori Vaughn.

Four schools competed Wednesday at the One Act Play Zone competition at Texarkana College; NHHS’ rendition of “Booby Trap” was selected to advance to the district contest, held Friday, March 22 at Paris Junior College. 

Results of that contest, which featured six schools, were not available at press time Saturday.




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