Springville High drama students participated in the Region One-Act Play Festival hosted at SHS. Angie Clyde, Andre Parkinson, Francesca Rotolo and Lear Burton performed in the festival. The event was filled with entertaining acting that kept the crowd laughing. SHS has very talented actors; the audience was engaged in the one-act plays. Springville’s play was written by Christopher Durang, a parity of The Glass Menagerie.
“I recommend a drama class; it helps confidence and is applicable. You get to be other people and come out of your shell, experiencing different types of life. I started drama and acting in high school. I hope to continue my interest in acting after high school as a hobby,” said Burton.
“I get the chance to be other characters without actually leaving my body. I hope to continue drama depending on where my art goes,” said Rotolo.
Rotolo started acting in 7th grade and performed in productions outside of school. For students interested in acting, she gives some words of advice.
“When you rush through your lines, the judges can tell you are nervous. Say your lines confidently and clearly,” said Rotolo.
As a group SHS received an “excellent” judging score; in addition, Rotolo received the award for “Best Character Actress.” Springville took six entries to region and four of them have qualified to go to state. Devynn Shields and Maddie Joyner, Cari Grosland and Matt Barker, Amanda Nelson, and Katya Wagstaff were the participants. Wagstaff also received a “Straight Superior Ranking.” State will be held on April 20th at Timpview High School. A big thanks goes to Mr. Christian Cragun and the fine job he’s doing with the Drama program!