Drama Club Declared Superior at Festival

by: Andrea Renville and Nicole Krebs

This past weekend the Central High School theatre department took 31 students to Aberdeen, South Dakota to perform their original one act Dublin: the Legend of Dagda.  Each year CHS Theatre takes a one act play to the State One Act Play Festival. This festival features shows from all across South Dakota, including Sioux Falls O’Gorman and Rapid City Stevens High School.

Central featured students from every grade level, including the freshman lights crew head Jared Leibel, and sophomore theatre student Heather Krebs as assistant director, two positions that have not been given to such young thespians in quite some time. Seniors included Angela Anagnostopulos, Collette Bowman, Chase Clausen Seth Eisenbraun, Kelsey Jones, Nicole Krebs, Nick Nettle, Alex Olson, Landon Olson, Sam Poppen, Annaliese Ptacek, Mason Rensch, Andrea Renville, and John Utter.

The trip was a success. The cast and crew brought home a “superior” in both ensemble and show. Along with these awards, John Utter brought home a superior technical design award, the first to ever be given by the South Dakota High School Activities Association. The technical design category consisted of set design, a costume plot, or a publicity campaign. John, who played Dagda, won with his set design for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet — this year’s chosen play.

Not only did the cast and crew work hard, but they had fun while doing so. When they weren’t busy rehearsing and preparing for their performance, they enjoyed a night of bowling with their fellow thespians form Sioux Falls O’Gorman. A large amount of time was spent viewing other school’s productions. With such a varied group, age-wise, the drama club can look forward to success in the future.