Freshman Theater Students Excel


Brooke Williams, Staff Reporter

    LCHS Theatre students captured honors at two competitions, and they will now advance to the state competition in Huntington, WV March 19-21.

     Six thespians started their journey for  a state title competing in the 2019 West Virginia Theatre Association’s High School Theatre Festival at Wesleyan College November 7 and last month at Robert C. Byrd High School.

     The students preformed The Proposal by Anton Chekov.      This is a three-person one act play. 

     The cast included, Asa Krinov, freshman, Ian McCourt, freshman, and Brooke Williams, freshman.  

     This was the first time LCHS had a completely freshman-casted one act, Mr. Doug Seckman, theatre teacher, said. 

     “I was shocked and excited to see how this was (going to) go because the cast was all freshmen,” Eli Virden, senior, said about the decision to cast all freshmen. 

     These three students, however, were not the only  students who helped earn the superior ratings given to LCHS. Eli Virden, senior, Morgan Hawkins, freshman, and Kassandra Hughes, senior, also helped. 

     Virden and Hawkins helped by working the lights and sound for the show and Hughes introduced the show.  

     Hughes also auditioned in front of colleges at this event.  

     Although the show did not win the competition, they received superior ratings. 

      Everything was rated out of four and the lowest given to LCHS was a 2.75. 

     LCHS also received several fours. 

     Two acting awards were given to each school that participated. The winners of the LCHS awards were Krinov and Williams. 

     “Yes, very happy. I was happy with the outcome because we worked very hard and it was recognized,” Seckman said. 

      All of these students went to RCB High School January 20 to compete in the WV International Thespian Regional Competition.

     The actors performed the play again, earning 3rd place for their performance.

     Their ratings qualified the team to advance to the state level.