The Wilcox-Hildreth One Act team has earned the Class D state championship title in 2010 performing ‘And Then There Was One’ and have qualified for the state competition five times since then. Although their return to state hasn’t resulted in another championship win, they are hopeful this is their year.
The Falcons’ one act play this year is called ‘Lafayette #1’ by Mandy Conner. The show is about the yellow fever epidemic of 1816 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Many children were orphaned as a result of the illness. The play focuses on a group of orphans that convince a wealthy politician to provide a home for them and a cemetery dedicated to the orphans of the epidemic so they won’t be forgotten.
“This is the first year we are trying to perform a serious drama. We’ve always stuck to mystery/comedy in the past because it’s just easier to do at 7:00 o’clock in the morning which is when we practice,” Coach Carolyn Hance said. “I read this play last spring and really like it so I consulted the team to see what their opinion was. They read the play and thought they’d like to give it a try.”
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