The Gloucester High School Theater Department took first place in the Jan. 18 VHSL Region 5A One Act competition.
Led by drama teacher Clint Alexander, the cast competed against a
total of eight schools. Their chosen one-act play, “Water Down” by
Debbie Lamendman, deals with the issue of teen suicide.
Alexander said that he chose the play because he believed it was an
important topic and a prevalent issue; not only for teenagers but for
young adults and students alike.
It is the story of five teenagers who find themselves at a bridge
late at night at the same time, forced to question each other’s motives
for being there. The cynical yet witty Max was played by Kenny Carter,
while the energetic but apprehensive Tess was portrayed by Hailey
Williams. Carter and Williams were named extraordinary actor and
extraordinary actress, respectively.
The cast also included Veronica Trist as the mysterious and
hot-headed Katie and Lewie Lawrence and Bella Donoflio as...
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