PHS to perform state-bound One Act play for community

Posted November 18, 2019

The Plymouth High School One Act cast will present its 2019-20 play for the community before heading to state competition.

This year’s play, “Will and Whimsy” by Alan Haehnel, explores love through the reenactment of seven of William Shakespeare's sonnets and scenes from three of his plays: Macbeth, Twelfth Night, and Hamlet.

A free performance for the public will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday Nov. 21 in the Acuity Auditorium at the school, 125 Highland Ave.

Members of this year’s cast are seniors Jordyn Anderson, Chase Jasinski, Rosalia Johnson, Michael Krusiec, Azure Maki, Lizzie Riley, Lexi Sheridan, and Andrew Van Norwick; juniors Tessie Carbaugh, Kate Hermanson, Gracie Nohl, Cameron Schrieber, Olivia Straub, Meg Thiry, Margaret Williamson, and Zoe Zwick; sophomores Mason Brill-Meerdink, Nora Jaeger, Kernen Jarr, Ella Josephs, Mara Kiekhoefer, Katherine Rauscher, Ezra Schermacher, Allison Schwartz, Kevin Smith, and Emma Wynveen; and freshmen Trey Karoses, Nick Shircel, and Austin Schwartz.

PHS performed well at district and sectional levels to advance to the state competition, which will be held during the Wisconsin State One Act Theater Festival on Nov. 21-23 at UW-Milwaukee. PHS will perform at 8 a.m. Friday Nov. 22 in Recital Hall.

A panel of judges determines whether or not each one act, which is limited to 40 minutes, should advance to the next level.  PHS One Act has a long history of competing at state and received the Critic's Choice Award – the highest honor possible – in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Learn more:
• Explore The Arts section of our District Report Card to learn more about the extensive and varied performance opportunities available to our students.