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Park Rapids hosting One-Act Play Subsection on Saturday

Admission to the theatrical event is free and open to the public.

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Park Rapids Area High School will perform its one-act play, “We are the Sea,” by Laura Lundgrin Smith. The cast and crew includes, front row, from left, Emma May, Autumn Kietzman, Mya Haas, Alex Hensel, Bianca De Rosa, Sophie Guida, Halle Sosa, Mackenzie Laferrere, Josiah May, Maeve Bolton and Morgan Stone. Back row: Cyprian Little, Levi Trygstad, Dylan Moore, Carlos Bauer, Dawson Dahring, Simone Wolff, Tyler Hillukka, Jack Worner and Evy Guajardo.
Contributed / Park Rapids High School

Park Rapids is hosting the Minnesota State High School League (MSHSL) 24A Subsection One-Act Play Competition on Saturday, Jan. 29, beginning at 10 a.m.

Admission to the theatrical event is free and open to the public.

The competition showcases three high schools: Park Rapids, Nevis and Pillager.

Each one-act play will be critiqued by a panel of judges, who will score the troupes based on the strengths and weaknesses of the actors’ physical and vocal characterizations, technical elements, educational value and the overall effectiveness of the ensemble.

One-acts must be under 35 minutes and the stage has to be set up in 10 minutes or less. These are just a couple of the MSHSL rules that schools must adhere to or be disqualified.

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Troupes that take first or second place at subsections will advance on to the Section 6A contest the following Saturday, Feb. 5. Only the first-place team from the Section 6A contest will move on to the state competition Thursday and Friday, Feb. 10 and 11 at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium at St. Catherine University in St. Paul.

Shannon Geisen is editor of the Park Rapids Enterprise.
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