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Mandan High theatre takes second at state one-act competition

Members of the MHS theatre program who competed at the State Class A Play Competition (front, l-r) Ashlyn Quintus, Kayla Pich, David Payne, Genna Boehm, Matty Singer, Erin Rector, Elyssa Bickford, Colton Meuchal, Mariah Higgins, Morgan Rebenitsch, Elley Cannard, (middle, l-r) Kristen Hurdelbrink, Lexi Peterson, Hannah Jacobson, Taylor Jung, Kaslynn Westerman, Jill Roth, McCallie Willows, Libby Colling, (back, l-r) Madison Janskey, Caitlin Heinze, Katherine Froehlich, Levi Schlosser, Jackson Murphy, Danny Huus, Adam Hartman, Tanner Lind, Austin Geltel, Adam Michael and Lucas Bussman. Not pictured is Alex Spilman and Ervin Algaic. Submitted photo

Members of the MHS theatre program who competed at the State Class A Play Competition (front, l-r) Ashlyn Quintus, Kayla Pich, David Payne, Genna Boehm, Matty Singer, Erin Rector, Elyssa Bickford, Colton Meuchal, Mariah Higgins, Morgan Rebenitsch, Elley Cannard, (middle, l-r) Kristen Hurdelbrink, Lexi Peterson, Hannah Jacobson, Taylor Jung, Kaslynn Westerman, Jill Roth, McCallie Willows, Libby Colling, (back, l-r) Madison Janskey, Caitlin Heinze, Katherine Froehlich, Levi Schlosser, Jackson Murphy, Danny Huus, Adam Hartman, Tanner Lind, Austin Geltel, Adam Michael and Lucas Bussman. Not pictured is Alex Spilman and Ervin Algaic. Submitted photo

Students from the Mandan High School Theater Program competed against 12 Class A schools in the State Class A Play Competition held in Devils Lake on April 8 and 9. This year was the first year the event was held in a contest format instead of a festival format. Mandan students earned second place behind West Fargo, performing the play “Nora’s Lost” by Alan Haehnel.

“Nora’s Lost” is about a woman with Alzheimer’s who gets lost outside her nursing home; it portrays many memories of her life as they travel in and out of her foggy mind near the time of her death. The play was directed by Lisa Stortz Quintus and technical director Tim Quintus. The cast involved 32 students, with 28 actors and four technicians. Superior performer awards went to MHS students Matty Singer, Genna Boehm and Erin Rector.