Middle school's one act play wins district
Pictured: Photo courtesy BISD
The award winning cast of "Antic Spring" included, back row, Cody Cox, Sarah Browning, and Max Hopf; and front row, Jeanine Dorrough, Stratton Morris and Madison Miranda.
The Bandera Middle School One Act Play, "Antic Spring," took first place at the UIL competition in Fredericksburg on Jan. 25. The tale tells the story of six characters who go on a picnic on a spring afternoon and the ensuing chaos and comedy that results.
Max Hopf, as Elbert, earned the nod for Best Actor while Jeanine Dorrough as Blossom and Sarah Browning as Gwendolyn won places in the All Star Cast. Madison Miranda as Ginger and Stratton Morris as Robert earned places in the Honorary All Star Cast.
Stage Manager Hanna Brack won the Best Tech award.
Cody Cox as Sam supported his cast with a stellar performance.
The Stage Crew was composed of Lights - Chris Reyes, Sound - Colton Brown, Costumes/Makeup-Aeryn Koerner, Makeup-Elise Jones and Patricia Gembler with Mason McLerran, Jake Tacker and Assistant Director Trey Kimble.
BMS teacher Charlotte Spikes directed the play. "I am so honored to have had the opportunity to direct such an amazing group of students. They worked very hard through adversity and ever shifting schedules to show that they can rise to the occasion," Spikes said.
The cast and crew are especially thankful for BMS Custodian Travis Caza who helped build sets and locate costumes, and LeAnn Tacker who helped out with afternoon rehearsals and supported the players from the very beginning.