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GHS theater students compete at state in one-act competition

The Gloucester High School theater group, led by theater teacher Clint Alexander, competed in the VHSL one-act competition at the state level on March 7.

The cast performed a dramatic one act play titled “Water Down,” written by Debbie Lamendman. The story features five characters who meet on a bridge late at night, some by accident and others on purpose. The play is centered around teen issues, including suicide among minors.

The state-level competition was the next step after the team won first place among eight schools in both regionals and super regionals, the latter of which was hosted at GHS. The state competition was hosted in Charlottesville, with two groups of four high schools each competing. GHS competed in the first of these two groups against Stafford High School, Clover Hill High School, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science/Technology.

While the GHS cast gave an outstanding performance, they did not place in first or runner-up spots, which went to Staffo...

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