One Act on to State competition
Wadena-Deer Creek Drama Department's One-Act Play, "Relativity," earned a first-place finish at Sections on Saturday, Feb. 4 at Wadena Memorial Auditorium. WDC advances to the State One-Act Contest on Thursday, Feb. 9 at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul.
According to Jay Patterson, WDC One-Act Play director, it was an amazing day for WDC at Sectionals, as the competition was stronger than in past years. WDC's performance as one of the judges said, "was stellar."
"When the results came, the roof went off," said Mr. Patterson. "Our students who had worked so hard were rewarded."
Park Rapids took second, Eagle Valley finished third, but only one play has the privilege of going on to the very prestigious State One-Act Contest at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium.
"When the kids walk into [O'Shaughnessy Auditorium], they will drop their jaws in awe," said Mr. Patterson. "They perform Thursday morning which is tough, but I think these kids will be ready for that. They will be before the best directors and the best plays in our state."
"Relativity" centers on the life and impact of Albert Einstein and is based on a biography written by Walter Isaacson.
Congratulations, One-Act Play cast and Mr. Patterson!
CAST AND CREW
NAME OF CHARACTER (in order of appearance)STUDENT ACTOR NAME
Albert Einstein Austin Korkowski
Marie Winteler Samantha Kirkland
Mileva Maric Marie Hunt
Pauline, the mother Beverly Fank
Maurice Solovine Henry Arrigoni
Conrad Habicht Matthew Fank
Elsa Einstein, a first cousin Hope Dumpprope
Helen Dukas, a long standing secretary Alyssa Gilster
Player 1- Chorus Isaac Berger
Player 2- Chorus Adam Leverson
Player 3- Chorus Katelyn Windels
Player 4- Chorus Nick Mertens
Player 5- Chorus Allison Monson
Player 6- Chorus AJ Tollefson
Stage Manager Lindsey Juers
Crew Jodana Albers
Crew Anissa Mench
Crew Beth Schmitz
Crew Hope Norenberg
Crew Darylann Webb