FJH One Act, Bocon!, receives first runner-up at UIL contest
Friendswood Junior High Theatre Arts Department presented BOCON! by Lisa Loomer as this yearís UIL One Act Play for the One Act contest at FJH Feb. 22, 2014.
FJH competed with six other junior high schools at the FISD campus. FJH was awarded First Runner-Up and received a UIL Silver Medal.
Four individual medals were awarded o FJH students. Sophie Rudd was awarded for her work as an All-Star Technician. Sydney Antil was awarded an Honorable Mention All Star Cast. Jake Henkels as awarded an All Start Cast Medal and Andrea Beasley won he UIL Gold Medal for Best Actress.
¡Bocón!, a fable filled with humor and mysticism and song, tells the story of twelve-year-old Miguel who flees a repressive military regime in Central America for Los Angeles. A natural storyteller and irrepressible “big mouth” or bocón, Miguel loses his voice when his parents are taken and begins a metaphorical journey north to the City of Angels.
Along the way he meets up with an unusual traveling companion, La Llorona, the legendary “Weeping Woman” of Mexican and Central American mythology. Through their magical friendship, Miguel finds his voice and the courage to cross the border to a new life.
Miguel’s story is relevant to immigrant children from all parts of the world and to any child who is learning the many meanings of finding one’s own “voice.”
FJH Theatre Arts teacher is Mark Fowler.
CAPTION: The Acting Award Winners, Sydney Antill, who was named to the Honorable Mention- All Start Cast, Andrea Beasley who was named the Best Actress, and Jake Henkels who was named to the All Star Cast. (Not Pictured: Sophie Rudd who was named to the All Star Technicians)