Posted December 6, 2019
Congratulations to these Plymouth High School students on their recent recognitions!
Members of the PHS One Act cast
Plymouth High School has garnered three state awards for its one-act play: Outstanding Ensemble, Outstanding Crew, and All-State.
The Outstanding Ensemble Award recognizes overall excellence in collaboration and pacing, while Outstanding Crew recognizes that the technical elements communicate and enhance the audience’s experience. All-State represents a school’s achievement of advancing to the State Festival, after performing well at the district and sectional levels.
The awards were announced during the Wisconsin State High School Theater Festival held Nov. 21-23 at UW-Milwaukee.
One-act plays must be completed in less than 40 minutes, including set-up and take-down of sets. 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.
PHS students nominated for acting awards were seniors Lizzie Riley (as Laura in Sonnet #116) and Michael Krusiec (as Fish in Sonnet #29), sophomore Mason Brill-Meerdink (as Jake in Sonnet #89), and freshman Austin Schwartz (as Steve in Sonnet #130).
This year’s cast also includes seniors Jordyn Anderson, Chase Jasinski, Rosalia Johnson, Azure Maki, 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 Nora Jaeger, Kernen Jarr, Ella Josephs, Mara Kiekhoefer, Katherine Rauscher, Ezra Schermacher, Allison Schwartz, Kevin Smith, and Emma Wynveen; and freshmen Trey Karoses and Nick Shircel. One Act is directed by Brad Feick and Herb Stoltenberg.