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Cooper High School One-Act Play headed to state competition

Cooper High School One-Act production of "The Macbeths" earns "Star Rating" at the 2018 Class AA One Act Play Festival
Posted on 02/09/2018
The Cooper High School One-Act production of "The Macbeths" earned a "Star Rating" at the 2018 Class AA One Act Play Festival on Feb. 8. 

The cast qualified for state Feb.3 and earned the Star Rating on Feb.8. Prior to this, the production took first place at the Section 6AA Sub-Section competition Jan. 24. Three guest judges ranked Cooper's show first out of the six schools who competed that evening, meaning that Cooper advanced to Section Finals for the fifth year in a row.  

"The Macbeths" is an original production conceived by the company using text from William Shakespeare's classic tragedy. Thirteen Cooper students in grades 10-12 make up the acting and technical company. Cast members were Lily Perkins, Dani Dahlseid, Sandi Flahn, Veronique Le, Claire Redding, Kiusayka Santiago, Jimmy Whitcomb, Matthew Hunke, and John Brownell. Erin Marshall, Lucy Weld, Katelyn Gisvold, and Felicia Villalobos provided support

"As a director and a Cooper alum, I am always so impressed by the talent, drive and teamwork that Cooper theater students bring to One Act every year," said Director Rachel Brady. "Ranking first in a competitive sub-section meet with an original show that the cast and I created together is especially rewarding because it feels personal.  This show requires intense ensemble work, precise physicality and a deep understanding of Shakespeare's classic text. The students have worked hard to rise to those challenges and I am so excited for them that they get to see and feel that hard work pay off with this win."