Theatre Chooses One-Act Play

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Sam Lee, Assistant Editor of Photography

The theatre department has chosen “Nell Gwynn” as their one-act play for the upcoming season, and the competition will begin on March 4 and 5. The theatre company was scheduled to perform Nell Gwynn last year after winning district, but the UIL season was canceled due to Covid-19.

We have the opportunity this year to easily use [“Nell Gwynn”] because normally it’s a whole process you have to go through to get it approved,” theater director Taylor Jarman said. “We want to do a show that is going to fit our group of actors.”

Rehearsals for OAP begin each Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday after school every week until 5:30. The lead role, Nell Gwynn, is played by Alli Somes with eight other seniors.

“I’m really looking forward to working with [the cast],” senior Ben Watters said. “It seems like a decent mix of experienced actors and a lot of newcomers. I think all of us will grow from this [and] I’m excited about the leadership.”

The play “Nell Gwynn” follows the main character, a quick-witted and beautiful woman as she becomes a member of the King’s Theater Company and is faced with many social complications that she has to resolve throughout the play. 

“I’ve done shows with [Mr. Jarman, Mrs. McKenzie, and the cast] in the past, and I think they really have a good vision going here,” Watters said. “I’ve never seen anything like this creatively.”

 

Cast List:

 Nell Gwynn: Alli Somes  

Rose Gwynn: Carlie Wilson 

Nancy: Cameron Hilliard 

Louise De Keroualle: Kayleigh Horstkamp 

King Charles II: Alex Gaba 

Charles Hart: Ben Watters

Edward Kynaston: Sonny Mauldin

 John Dryden: Price Minter 

Ned Spiggett: Tyler Chamberlain 

Lord Arlington: Kaleb Cole

 

 Attendants, Hecklers, Members of the Company 

Krissy Dearing

Olivia Harwell

Jakob Davenport

Lathan Jones

Elizabeth Schwind

 

Technicians 

  1. Jaida Jones 

2.Caleb Lawrence 

  1. Lauren Knox 
  2. Kaylee Jo Harper