MHS Theatre Heads to State UIL One-Act Play State Competition
April 19, 2021 — The Midland High School theater program will compete at this year's University Interscholastic League one-act play state competition for the first time since 1982.
Students will perform PigPen Theatre Co.'s "The Old Man and the Old Moon," a theatrical and song-filled tale about an old man who gives up his job filling the moon with light to search for his lifelong love. The competition is set for Friday, April 30, at Waxahachie High School in Waxahachie.
"Our students have been exceptional and have really embraced the show," said Tiffany Gardner-Moore, MHS Theatre Director. "They have done a great job of clarifying the storytelling and have made the most of every rehearsal."
Gardner-Moore; Rodrigo Sanchez, MHS theatre arts teacher; and Sean Morillo, Midland Freshman theatre arts teacher, directed this year's performance.
Several students won individual awards at last week's regional competition at Timber Creek High School in Keller. Senior Leighton Petty was named to the All-Star Cast, senior Kevin Hammond received an All-Star Cast Honorable Mention and senior Jacob Flores was named to the All-Star Crew.
This marks the ninth time MHS has advanced to the state contest. MHS' first appearance was in 1944, when they performed "The Eve of St. Mark" Act II by Maxwell Anderson. The school has never won state but has finished second four times (1947, 1960, 1961 and 1976).