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DHS one-act play team advances to state

      Dawson High School’s theatre troupe recently participated in the University Interscholastic League One-Act Play regional competition with a performance of “33 VARIATIONS” and is advancing to the state level to be held in Waxahachie, TX on April 30.

      A state finalist for the fourth time, DHS’s Ovation Theatre is one of only eight in the state of Texas to advance to the round of the competition.

      DHS students will perform “33 VARIATIONS” on Wednesday, April 28, 7 p.m. at Dawson High School Performing Arts Center (2050 Cullen Blvd., Pearland, TX 77584).

      Tickets are limited and price is $10 for adults and $7 for students. Link to purchase tickets will be available soon on Dawson High School’s website.

      A facial covering is required for entry. Hand sanitizer stations will be available in the lobby upon entrance. Audience members are expected to social distance with 3-5 seats between them in the auditorium.

      At the regional contest, DHS students claimed the following awards:

  • Outstanding Technician: Peyton Rucker
  • Honorable Mention All-Star Cast: Katherine Brandt (Nicoleta Savage)
  • All-Star Cast: Ensemble (Zaccai Campos, Taylor Cavazos, Arianna Damian, Jeremiah Hall, Mikayla Hoffman, Jessica Reed, Becca Rodriguez, Camille Williams, Will Wright); Beethoven (James Silva)

      DHS's Ovation Theatre is directed by John Grimmett and Cody Edgar.

      About the One-Act Play Competition:

      In the UIL one-act play competition, similarly-sized Texas schools present an 18- to 40-minute play usually adjudicated by a panel of three judges or a single judge.

      Students advance through four possible levels of competition: district, bi-district, region and state. At each level, the judge awards individual acting honors and selects two productions to advance.