HRH Ju­nior High plays win big

The McLeod River Post - - Education Matters -

It was an­other suc­cess­ful Fes­ti­val week­end for the Holy Redeemer Drama De­part­ment. This time, the ju­nior high group, which was show­cased by the play Cut, took to the stage to shine.

The play won a to­tal of one award and four hon­ourable men­tions, and also re­ceived high praise from the ad­ju­di­ca­tor and the au­di­ence.

“The stu­dents in the cast and crew per­formed ex­tremely well,” says Drama Teacher Peter Tay­lor. “This play was so much fun to re­hearse and the group looked like they had so much fun per­form­ing it.”

Cut is es­sen­tially about a play within a play within a play within a play and so on and so forth. It takes the au­di­ence on a comedic ride to guess when they are go­ing to get into the real play. The only thing is, they never do.

“The ad­ju­di­ca­tor said some ex­tremely pos­i­tive things about every­one in the cast and crew,” says Tay­lor. “She was so pos­i­tive and ex­tremely en­joyed the per­for­mance.” Tay­lor also men­tioned that the group re­ceived a lot of praise through­out the two-day fes­ti­val from the other par­tic­i­pat­ing schools. “We al­ways talk about we per­form the­atre. And if the au­di­ence loves what you do, then that should be one of the num­ber one rea­sons,” says Tay­lor.

The one award the play won was for Best Ac­tress to grade 9 stu­dent Jayna Fe­do­rak, which marks the sec­ond Best Ac­tress Award she has won in the past three years. “It feels re­ally good to have your work rec­og­nized likes this,” says Fe­do­rak. “I’m so proud of the en­tire cast and crew for their amaz­ing work.”

Four other mem­bers of the cast and crew re­ceived hon­ourable men­tions for their work. Grade 9 stu­dent Mekha Ge­orge won Best Stage Man­ager, grade 9 stu­dent Elias Tobin won Best Sound Tech­ni­cian, grade 9 stu­dent Mor­gan St­ef­fler won Best Ac­tress, and grade 7 stu­dent Levi Kennedy won Best Ac­tor.

In ad­di­tion to their amaz­ing per­for­mance on the stage, the group also rep­re­sented the school ex­tremely well off the stage. When the Best Pro­duc­tion play, which was from Wood­haven School in Spruce Grove, fin­ished their per­for­mance the HRH stu­dents were the first to give them a stand­ing ova­tion, fol­lowed by go­ing up to them and telling them they loved the show. And after the play of­fi­cially won the Best Pro­duc­tion Award, HRH was the only school to con­grat­u­late them on their amaz­ing show and their muchde­served win. “This makes me proud to see our stu­dents hug­ging and con­grat­u­lat­ing stu­dents from other schools,” says Tay­lor. “We have this friendly com­pe­ti­tion, but in the end we are all part of a huge drama fam­ily.”

With that, the HRH the­atre sea­son comes to a close for the 2017-2018 school year. The pro­gram now turns their at­ten­tion to next year’s main stage pro­duc­tion that will be an­nounced later in the month via a Face­book Live event. Stay tuned to the HRH Face­book page for de­tails.

If you would like more in­for­ma­tion on this ar­ti­cle please feel free to con­tact the school at 780-723-7437, visit our web­site at holyre­deemer­ or join our Face­book page: “Holy Redeemer High School” or our Twit­ter ac­count: @ holyre­deemer­hig.

Photo Sub­mit­ted to The McLeod River Post

The cast and crew of Holy Redeemer Drama De­part­ment’s pro­duc­tion of Cut is all smiles after win­ning nu­mer­ous awards at the Ju­nior Zone Drama Fes­ti­val in Ed­son on April 27th. The group per­formed ex­tremely well re­ceiv­ing high praise from both the au­di­ence and ad­ju­di­ca­tor.

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