When the frontlines of World War II near her Eastern European town, teenager Amelia fears that her dreams of going to college and seeing the world are slipping out of reach. With three brothers having shipped off to fight, and another set to leave any day, Amelia has been left to care for her distraught mother and neurotic sister-in-law, who’s set on undermining the town’s military regime. After receiving a surprising job offer, Amelia readies herself to leave town, but the appearance of an overconfident suitor complicates things, and Amelia is faced with a choice: do what is expected of her or follow her dreams. War Brides explores society’s expectations of women and the many ways in which war impacts a community. Performances for War Brides will be held at the SJHS Cafetorium on May 17th & 18th at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.
The SHS Theatre Department is proud to announce the honors awarded to the cast and crew of this year’s one act play, The Medicine Show:
At District Competition on March 8, Kayla Dennison received an All Star Cast award for her role as Martine, Kyle Lowden received an Honorable Mention All Star Cast award for his role as Sganarelle, Jannie Dejillo received an All Star Crew award, and Madison Horton received the Director’s Choice award. The team put on an amazing play at competition and were awarded as the Alternate Advancing Show for District 26.
Congratulations to the entire cast and crew on an amazing UIL One Act Play season! If you were unable to see them perform at competition, remember to come out this weekend to see The Medicine Show, an adaptation of Moliere’s A Doctor in Spite of Himself. The Medicine Show will be running at the SJHS Cafetorium on March 14, 15, and 16 at 7:00PM. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.
The Medicine Show is a short and swift play all about a fabulous (and hilarious) fake attuned to the chances of chance. This play is a zany favorite wherever it is produced. An egocentric woodcutter is involved in scheming, plotting, and psyching out everybody in sight, falling back on his intuitive wits, and landing happily on his feet of clay. This play has a winning prescription that laughter is the best medicine!
On Saturday, February 16, the cast and crew of this year’s UIL One Act Play, The Medicine Show, participated in the Lone Star Theatre Festival at Wimberley High School, where three cast members brought home acting awards. Kayla Dennison received an Honorable Mention All-Star Cast trophy for her role as Martine. Kyle Lowden and Savannah Pease received All-Star Cast trophies for their roles as Sganarelle and Lucinda.
From L to R – Kyle Lowden, Kayla Dennison, Savannah Pease
The cast and crew will take the stage for UIL District Contest on Friday, March 8, at the Royal High School Performing Arts Center in Brookshire. Tickets can be purchased at the door. Performances for the five participating school districts begin at 12:30 pm, with Smithville performing fourth.