NISD: Eaton one-act play advances to region for first time in school history
Eaton High School’s one-act play company has advanced to the regional round of the UIL competition, the school’s best result so far in its brief three-year history.
Competing in the 5A Area 2 contest on Friday, March 30, Eaton performed “The Insanity of Mary Girard,” a play by Lanie Robertson. In addition to the group advancing, several individuals received accolades for their work. For acting, senior Cassie Weaver was named to the all-star cast, while senior Joe Rhoads and junior Clark Jones were named as part of the honorable mention all-star cast. Junior Madison Shelby was named best technician for her work on the play.
By advancing, Eaton is one of just 144 schools remaining at the regional level of competition for a chance at qualifying for the state competition. When the UIL’s one-act play contest began, 1,246 schools across Texas performed.
Eaton will compete at the 5A Region I competition at Texas Tech on Monday, April 16, for a chance to advance to the state competition. The 5A portion of the state meet will take place Tuesday, April 24, at the Round Rock ISD Performing Arts Center. Critiques of the 5A state performances will take place the following day.