Thank you to Contest Manager, Amy Thornton, Student Honor Crew, faculty member Cale Borne and faculty Jamie Honeycutt from Friendswood Jr. High for hosting an outstanding contest.
UIL One Act Play Contest.
Eight Schools Competed
Friendswood High School’s UIL One Act Play, Golden Boy by Clifford Odets placed first among the eight performing schools and move onto the Bi District Contest, Saturday, March 25, 2017 at Dawson High School. The contest will begin at NOON.
Receiving awards are:
• Tech Award: Joseph LeBlanc, senior
• Honorable Mention Medal to All Star Cast: Katie Sharp, senior for the role of Lorna Moone
• All Star Cast Medal: Max Morgan, senior in the title role Joe Bonaparte, the Golden Boy.
Kathy Powdrell is the FHS One-Act Play Director.
company and crew
Lorna Moon: Katie Sharp
Tom Moody: Cade Tucker
Joe Bonaparte: Max Morgan
Tokio: Alex Rudd
Mr. Bonaparte, Joe’s father : Jacob Goodin
Mr. Carp, family friend: Garrett Morris
Siggie, Joe’s brother in law: J.C. Mills
Anna, Joe’s sister: Elaina Roher
Frank Bonaparte, Joe’s brother: Jacob Johnstone
Roxy Gottlieb: Kyle Dickens
Eddie Fuseli: Nate Hejtmancik
Driscoll: Andrea Beasley
Mickey, a trainer: Jacob Vegas
Pepper White, boxer: Garrett McGregor
Sam, boxer: Tyler Pitman
Joseph LeBlanc, Meredith Fraga, Emily King, Jacob Jaime, Sydney Antill
Jana Ryan, Trey Hahn, Rory Sims, Jacquelin Kutz
about the play
Clifford Odets’ timeless drama Golden Boy tells the story of a young Italian New Yorker in the late 1930s who pursues “the American dream” of fame and fortune and, by doing so, loses everything he worked for including a career as the best violinst in New York.
Director, Powdrell commented: “This play premiered in New York with the Group Theatre in 1937 to and now more than 75 years later the play still resonates as a story about the American dream with boxing as the backdrop.”