One act sets the stage for promising performance

Nicole Sarquis, Staff Writer

Over 20 aspiring actors auditioned for the one act play on Tuesday, Nov. 1, but only eight made the cut after auditions. The one act play, which competes against other schools in the metro area, is performed by the actors in 35 minutes or less, as well as an extra 5 minutes for putting up and taking down the set and props. The performance is judged based on the diction of the actors, the quality of the performance, and the usage of materials in the set. This year, the piece BSM plans to compete is titled, “…And the Rain Came to Mayfield.” Set in a small, Mississippi town, the play centers around 19-year-old boy named Carl who wants to leave the town in order to attend college, but his father Jack refuses to let him go because he is afraid of his son’s success. “After the success one act had last year, we hope to excel beyond our [previous accomplishments],” said senior Brenton Jayasuriya.