It’s common to be nervous before performing in a show, but what can be even more nerve-racking is being judged and scored on the performance.

The one-act play company will compete in the UIL One-Act Play Competition on Saturday, March 10, at the TCHS Fine Arts Center. The company will perform Wit by Margret Edson against the sister schools in the district, as well as a few other high schools.

The shows will begin at 11:30 a.m., and the order of events for Saturday is as follows:

  • Central High School – Golden Boy
  • Weatherford High School – Radium Girls
  • Haltom High School – The Outsiders
  • Fossil Ridge High School – Violet Sharp
  • Timber Creek High School – Wit
  • Keller High School – Table
  • Abilene High School – Fire in the Hole

Each show is a one act, meaning that the running time for each of the competing shows has to be 40 minutes or less. Otherwise, the company will face disqualification.

The company of Wit has been preparing for the competition since early January. The students that will be competing in the Wit company are as follows:

  • Stage Manager – Raegan White
  • Tech – Sarah Schreger, Jack Gray, McKinlee Shaw, Brandon Hearell
  • Vivian Bearing, Ph.D. – Megan McCormack
  • Susie Monahan, R.N., B.S.N. – Hailey Anders
  • Jason Posner, M.D. – Nathan Hicks
  • Harvey Kelekian, M.D. – Aaron Frye
  • E.M. Ashford, Ph.D. – Olivia Smith
  • Mr. Bearing/Code Head – Jesse Champion
  • Stundet 1/Code 3 – Braeden De La Garza
  • Code 1 – Kaleigh Smith
  • Tech 1/Fellow 2 – Trevor Shoemaker
  • Tech 3/Code 2 – Zoey Taslimi
  • Fellow 3 – Bailey Collier
  • Fellow 1/Code 4 – Rachel Scherer
  • Student 2 – Sydnee Jones
  • Tech 2 – Maddie Ott
  • Fellow 4 – Elizabeth Carlson
  • Alternate – Karen Sager, Floriana Azemi, Amanda Lastorino, Elizabeth Heffron

Although the company of Wit is small, they have the responsibility of portraying Margret Edson’s story about Dr. Vivian Bearing, played by Megan McCormack, as she battles through the final stages of ovarian cancer. The story is portrayed from Bearing’s point of view, and much of what occurs on stage is intended to represent what is going on in Bearing’s mind as her health declines.