For immediate release: April 24, 2013
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Memorial High School 1-Act Play going toState for first time
For the first time in Edgewood ISD history, one of its high schools will compete at the State level of the University Interscholastic League One-Act Play.
Memorial High School is the only 4A school in San Antonio that advanced to State. Memorial will compete Tuesday,May 21, at the Bass Concert Hall on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
“It is an honor to represent Memorial and the Edgewood community at such a high level,” said Amanda Pyle, Theatre Arts Director at Memorial. “We are thrilled to blaze a new path.”
Memorial’s show is called, “Over the River and Through the Woods,” by Joe DiPietro. It is produced with special arrangement from Dramatists Play Service.
The show features two sets of doting grandparents and their grandson, Nick, getting together every Sunday for dinner– for food and advice. Nick has to announce that after 29 years of Sunday dinners, he has received a promotion and is moving across the country. Hilarity ensues when his loving grandparents devise a plan to keep him from moving.
Memorial has competed at four levels –Zone, District, Area, and Regionals – before reaching State. At each level,only two schools advance to the next round.
Cast and crew members are Melanie Delgado, Esther Burton, Audie Flores, Jesus Sanchez, Michael Ynostrosa, Sophia Gutierrez, Jason Palacios, Anastacia Casarez, Ernest Cortez, Robert Moreno,Krystela Corona, and Marc Castañeda.
Auditions were held in January and students have been rehearsing ever since.
“The students have worked so hard to put on a hilarious, emotional, and engaging show,” Pyle said. “Being chosen to represent San Antonio at the 4A State meet is validation for our program and the high-quality theater we produce.
“We are eagerly anticipating our performance at State and we ask, in the true tradition of the theater, that you do not “wish us luck,” but tell us to “break a leg!”