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Wimberley High School
Lone Star Theatre's
Saturday, April 6th, 2002
1 to 6 PM
Last spring, Wimberley High School's Lone Star Theatre students won the 2001 State AAA UIL One-Act Play Contest. Already this spring the LST students were one of two schools selected from the District One-Act Play competition to advance to the Area One-Act Play Contest.
This year for the OAP competition the LST students presented "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller. Although the play is ostensibly about the Salem Witch Trails of 1692, this and Miller's other works were inspired by the current events of his day. Miller used his works of art to express his philosophical and political points of view. First produced on Broadway on January 22, 1953, "The Crucible" was written by Miller in response to the panic caused by the irrational fear of Communism during the Cold War, which ultimately resulted in the anti-Communist hearings by Senator Joseph McCarthy that started on Feb. 3, 1953. The setting is centuries old, the play is almost 50 years old, but the subject matter is as current as today's headlines.
The state champion cast was led by the husband/wife directing team of J. Gary Wyatt and Lydia Miller-Wyatt, who were honored as Educators of the Year in January 2001 by the Texas Educational Theatre Association. Known for their competence in all areas of theatre production, the students
constructed and managed the set, made costumes and props, and ran lights and sound for the production.
Performances by the six competing schools ran back-to-back from 1:00 pm until all schools have performed (approx. 6:00 pm). WHS Lone Star Theatre students performed their one-act entry, "The Crucible," fifth around 4:30 pm.
All performances were at the Wimberley High School Lone Star Theatre, 100 Carney Lane (at the intersection of FM 2325 Blanco Road and Carney Lane) in Wimberley, Texas.
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