Thespians take senior play to virtual theater

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In March, Sulphur Springs High School Wildcat Theatre advanced to Bi-District UIL competition. Because of restrictions placed on schools due to COVID-19, the students were unable to compete, and because of the lack of “in-person school,” the fate of the traditional, annual senior-directed final performance was in question.

“Luckily, playwright Don Zolidis anticipated problems like this and quickly created a play students could rehearse and perform online during the quarantine,” wrote Lesha Woodard, director of theatre at SSHS, in a statement this week.

Don Zolidis’s comedy 10 Ways to Survive Life in a Quarantine, directed by senior thespian officers Rachel Bramlett and Chase Berry, was presented Monday. A link to the show will be posted on the SSHS Theatre Facebook and Instagram pages as well as on their website, bit.ly/wildcattheatre. Viewers can access this content for free any time that week.

Performers include seniors Rachel Bramlett, Chase Berry and Alex Walker; juniors Rorie Young, Hannah Shultz, Crystal Flores, Gregg English and Anthony Arroyo; sophmores AllieGrace Woodard, Caleb Talmage and Brandon Williams; and freshman Khira Young. The video was edited by AllieGrace Woodard.

“I am super proud of all these students who came together to create this performance. Their resilience, flexibility, hard work and persistent spirits make being their teacher (even remotely) a joy and a source of pride,” Woodard said.