Keller High School’s production of “All the King’s Men” advanced to the regional round in the University Interscholastic League’s One Act Play contest after its performance at the area meet April 11 at Flower Mound High School.
Indian Theatre’s Hank Freeman received the Best Actor award while Miranda Titus earned Best Technical Crew Member. Drew Duffy and Michal Knupp were named to the All-Star Cast.
Other KHS cast and crew members are Tori Husting, Nick Connolly, Katelyn Kutiper, Sam Walker, Katie Howrey, Gretchen Clark, Joseph Hybarger, Maddy Moore, Garrett Cook, Lauren Weik, Jonathan Gartman, Clare Keating, Carolyn Robbins, Megan Yates, Grayson Merchant, Tanner Hudson, Brittany Tomlinson, Natalie Renfro, Ryan Lee and Kalyn Kelly.
Central High School’s team also performed at the area round and did not advance but earned several honors for “Julius Caesar.” Don Ton was named Best Technician, and Ton, Makinna Hardy, Darcie Grim, Hannah Simon, and Audrey Townsend were named Best Technical Crew. Braeden Langlois and Josh Russell earned Honorable Mention recognition. Chase Durrett was named to the All-Star Cast.
The Region I-5A contest will be May 1 in Lubbock, with the top two teams advancing to state. In the last six years, Keller, Central and Fossil Ridge teams have advanced to state in the One Act Play competition.
Keller took home the state title in 2010, Central placed second in 2009 and Fossil Ridge finished as first runner up in 4A competition in 2008.