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Rodgers, Ragle named to State One-Act Play All-Star Cast; production places fourth

Rodgers, Ragle named to State One-Act Play All-Star Cast; production places fourth
May 07
20:41 2023

Two members of the Breckenridge High School One-Act Play troupe were named to the All-Star Cast and the production of “Wit” placed fourth at the State UIL competition in Austin on Saturday, May 6.

Zaea Ragle, left, and Avery Rodgers portray Susie Monahan and Vivian Bearing during the April 30 production of “Wit” in Bailey Auditorium. (Photo by Tony Pilkington/Breckenridge Texan)

Breckenridge’s Avery Rodgers and Zaea Ragle, who play college professor Vivian Bearing and her nurse Susie Monahan, respectively, were two of the eight All-Star Cast members. The BHS one-act play, “Wit”  by American playwright Margaret Edson, is about a university English professor who is dying from ovarian cancer.

“Our journey with ‘Wit’ has come to an end, and we say goodbye to our five seniors,” BHS theater teacher Tucker Young said in a Facebook post. “The past six months of this show have been challenging, but it has all paid off in the end!”

The first place performance was “A Monster Calls” by Mount Vernon High School, followed by “Moon Over Buffalo” by Canadian High School and “Oedipus El Rey” by Hempstead High School.

The other competitors were Randolph High School-Universal City (“We All Fall Down”), White Oak High School (“The Tragedy of Hamlet”), Van Vleck High School (“Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play”) and  Industrial High School-Vanderbilt (“The Sparrow”).

The Breckenridge High School cast and crew include:

  • Vivian Bearing – Avery Rodgers
  • Dr. Kelekian/Ensemble – Monsey Mendoza
  • E.M. Ashford/Ensemble – Alexis Vick
  • College Age Vivian/Ensemble – Kenna Adams
  • Susie Monahan – Zaea Ragle
  • Dr. Jason Posner – Antley Rodgers
  • Professor Age Vivian/Ensemble – Haley Graham
  • Mr. Bearing/Ensemble – Nick Delacruz
  • Five-Year-Old Vivian/Ensemble – Zoey Cotter
  • Technician/Student/Fellow/Ensemble – Adriana Perez
  • Technician/Student/Fellow/Ensemble – Preslie Malcuit
  • Technician/Student/Fellow/Ensemble – Camila Palacios
  • Tori Gotschall – Stage Manager
  • Claire David – ASM/LED Operator
  • Laisha Palacios – Backstage Crew
  • Joel Jackson – Light Board Operator
  • Trevin McAlmond – Sound Board Operator
  • Alternate: Katy Wilson
  • Directors: Tucker Young, Mindy West, Shelby Copeland

According to Young, this was the first time in 24 years that BHS has made it to the State UIL competition for One-Act Play.


Cutline, top photo: The cast and crew of Breckenridge High School’s One-Act Play production gathered for a photo at the State UIL contest in Austin on Saturday. (Courtesy Photo)



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