Temple HS Theatre Arts to Compete in District One-Act Play Contest

TEMPLE, Texas — The Temple High School Theatre Arts Department will compete in the District 12-6A One-Act Play Contest this weekend. Temple High School has won 31 consecutive district titles in One-Act Play and will be looking to extend that streak during the competition at Midway High School.

There will be seven schools participating in the district contest on Saturday, March 23rd, at the Midway Performing Arts Center. In addition to Temple High School, there will also be troupes from Bryan High School, Copperas Cove High School, Harker Heights High School, Hutto High School, Midway High School, and Weiss High School competing in the contest. Performances are scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. and the other starting times are set for approximately every 55 minutes after that. Temple High School’s performance is scheduled to begin at approximately 12:45 p.m.

Temple High School will perform “A Wrinkle in Time” in this year’s competition. The play is based on the popular book written by Madeleine L’Engle and focuses on three main characters – Meg Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O’Keefe - who embark on a journey through space and time, from galaxy to galaxy, as they attempt to rescue the Murry’s father and fight back The Black Thing that has intruded into several worlds. The THS production will also put a unique spin on the story thanks to an agreement THS Theatre Arts Director Kayla Stewart was able to work out.

“We are performing ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ for our UIL One-Act Play this year,” Stewart said. “The original novel was written by Madeleine L’Engle, and her literary estate has allowed me to write my own adaption into a script for contest. This has been an incredible collaborative journey for our students.”

Admission to Saturday’s event is free. The top three schools in the district competition will advance to the Bi-District Contest on March 28-29th. The Bi-District contest will also be held at Midway High School.