SSHS One-Act Play Does Not Advance
The Sulphur Springs High School One-Act Play, “Maelstrom”, about the life of Edgar Allan Poe, did not advance at bi-district competition Thursday in Longview. LaShay Woodard, Director of Theater Arts, said it was perhaps the worst day ever. A tornado touching down a few blocks from the Longview theater did not help. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong she said. The show went well but went long. It ended at exactly 40 minutes. Makayla Jones and Liam Pollard won All-Star Cast awards. Jones’ and Pollard’s death scene was well done according to Woodard. Also winning a tech award was Lief Thomas , for his work on lights. Thomas is a freshman.
For the remainder of this year, Woodard said her theater troupe would be preparing for an end of school play.
With renovation beginning in July of this year on their performance auditorium, Woodard said her theater troupe will probably travel to various venues and otherwise improvise as they conduct performances throughout the year 2015-16 school year.