Pierre, S.D. – Many of South Dakota’s finest high school actors will gather in Brandon for the 57th Annual State High School One-Act Play Festival. The 2013 State One-Act Play Festival will be held January 31 through February 2 at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center at Brandon Valley High School.
The Annual State One-Act Play Festival, sponsored by the South Dakota High School Activities Association, is the state tournament for high school drama competition. This year, the SDHSAA State One-Act Play Festival will bring together 43 of the best South Dakota high school theatre productions in a festival setting. During the State Festival, each qualifying school will perform their play for the public and a panel of three judges. Awards presented at the Festival will include overall “Superior Plays”, “Outstanding Performers” and “Outstanding Ensembles”. The statewide One-Act Play competition began at the sub-state level with 103 schools and 1854 students participating. The Class “A” and Class “B” schools competed at the District and Region levels in order to qualify for the state festival.
The 2013 State One-Act Play Festival will showcase performances by 14 Class “A” schools presenting plays which are humorous in nature; 14 Class “B” plays which are serious in nature; while the plays presented by 15 Class “AA” schools may be either serious or humorous.
The first performance of the State Festival begins at 11:00 Thursday morning, January 31. All performances are free to the public. New performances will begin approximately every forty-five minutes throughout each day of the Festival. The State Festival awards will be presented at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. A complete listing of all performance times, play titles and names of the nine judges can be found on the SDHSAA website (www.sdhsaa.com). The awards will be posted on the SDHSAA website as soon as possible following the announcement of results on Saturday, February 2nd.
Dell Rapids will perform on Saturday, February 2nd, at 2:45. The full schedule can be found here.
*Press release from SDHSAA