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WDC One-Act competing at State

Photo by Rex McDonald Studio. The One-Act Play cast and crew are shown after winning the Section contest on Saturday, Feb. 4, which earned the team a berth at State. Front left to right: Darylann Webb, crew; Anissa Mench, crew; Lindsey Juers, stage manager; Hope Dumpprope as Elsa Einstein; Austin Korkowski as Albert Einstein; Samantha Kirkland as Marie Winteler; Marie Hunt as Mileva Maric; Beth Schmitz, crew; Hope Norenberg as crew. Back: Jodanna Albers, crew; Nick Mertens as Player 3; Katelyn Windels a...

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 advanced to the State One-Act Contest on Thursday, Feb. 9 at O'Shaughnessy Auditorium on the campus of St. Catherine University in St. Paul. Results were not in by press time.

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.

Cast and crew (in order of appearance)

1. Albert Einstein: Austin Korkowski

2. Marie Winteler: Samantha Kirkland

3. Mileva Maric: Marie Hunt

4. Pauline, the mother: Beverly Fank

5. Maurice Solovine: Henry Arrigoni

6. Conrad Habicht: Matthew Fank

7. Elsa Einstein, a first cousin: Hope Dumpprope

8. Helen Dukas, a long standing secretary: Alyssa Gilster

9. Player 1 - Chorus: Isaac Berger

10. Player 2 - Chorus: Adam Leverson

11. Player 3 - Chorus: Katelyn Windels

12. Player 4 - Chorus: Nick Mertens

13. Player 5 - Chorus: Allison Monson

14. Player 6 - Chorus: AJ Tollefson

15. Stage Manager: Lindsey Juers

16. Crew: Jodana Albers

17. Crew: Anissa Mench

18. Crew: Beth Schmitz

19. Crew: Hope Norenberg

20. Crew: Darylann Webb