Two Shakespearean Actors, UIL One Act Play at Friendswood High School won District 6A and is advancing to the UIL Bi-District Meet at Deer Park High School on April 11 at 1:30 pm. Friendswood will be the first one act play performed at that time.
Richard Nelson’s play, Two Shakespearean Actors, dramatizes the 1849 incident in which legendary British actor William Charles Macready brought his interpretation of Macbeth to America only to discover a young American actor, Edwin Forrest, was performing it at the same time, and audiences were willing to riot to show their preferences.
Senior Jon Yawn won Best Actor at District.
All Star medals were given to Senior Audrey McKee and Sophomore Alex Rudd. Honorable mention was awarded to Connor Krusleski. Junior Crew member Brian Cianciolo received a medal for Best Crew.
Other cast members include Bodie Lowe, Cade Tucker, Kyle Dickens, Jordan Foster, Garrett McGregor, Nate Hejmancik, Owen O’Neill, Frances Sandridge, Anne Balderrama, Madeline Rhew, Max Morgan, Sarrah Jacobson, Chris Brewer, Alec Perry, Meghan Perry, Travis Schlicht, Leighanne Breaux, Elaina Roher, and Sophie Rudd.
“The critique judge said, ‘The ensemble was a beautiful to watch,’” Director Kathy Powdrell said. “We are so proud of these students who gave up four days of their spring break to rehearse the play, build and make sets and costumes. Their hard work is paying off.”