Temple High School Theatre Arts Advances to Bi-District Competition in UIL One-Act Play

TEMPLE, Texas — The Temple High School Theatre Arts Department will advance to the Bi-District One-Act Play competition after earning that right with its performance in the District 12-6A contest Saturday in Waco.

Temple High School’s troupe will now compete with five other schools for the right to advance to the Area Round of the competition. The Bi-District contest will be held this Friday, March 29th, at the Midway High School Performing Arts Center. Temple High School joined Midway High School and Weiss High School in advancing from the District 12-6A contest. In addition to earning the right to move on in the competition, Temple High School also earned several individual honors during the district contest. Alyssa Maggitt was named Best Technician overall, Danae Hardister was named All-Star Technician, Temple High School was named Best Technical Crew, Kadyn Alley was named to the All-Star cast and Skyler Gordon earned Honorable Mention All-Star cast honors.

“My students and I are thrilled to be able to advance to Bi-District with our UIL One-Act Play ‘A Wrinkle In Time’,” Temple High School Theatre Arts Director Kayla Stewart said. “I am incredibly proud of these students for continuing a tradition of excellence and always working hard. Through writing my adaption, it has been a true collaboration of our troupes’ creativity.”

Temple High School is performing “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 also puts a unique spin on the story thanks to an agreement Stewart was able to work out with L’Engle’s literary estate allowing her to adapt the book into a play.

The top three schools from Friday’s Bi-District Contest will qualify to advance to the Area Round of the UIL One-Act Play competition. Temple High School is scheduled to perform around 2:35 p.m. on Friday. Admission to the Bi-District One-Act Play Contest is $10 per person.