Pictured: From left to right, students pictured on the top row are Hope Humphries, Ruby Deal, Matt Burkett, Quinton Chavers, Leanne Pollock, Logan Cavalcanti, Kyauna Blake, Kynia Blake, and Charlie Robinson. Middle row, Zaravion Callaway, Kerionna Moore, Mattie Hodges, Jolie Grand, Courtney Cannon, Madison Martin, Kimora Purvis, and Ellie Kate Stewart. Third row, Pearson Fields and Brian Sims.
Headed to State Competition in November!
A matinee performance for the public will be held on Sunday, November 6th at 2 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.
Wowing the judges for a thirty-point-lead, the Seminole County Middle High School “One Act” Drama Team won first place in its region competition last Saturday with its dramatic performance of Don Zolidis’s The Staggering Heartbreak of Jasmine Merriwether. The competition was hosted by Seminole County High School and included teams competing from Early County, Baker County and Pataula Charter School.
The 2022 Region Best Actress winner, Seminole County’s Leanne Pollock delivered an amazing performance as “Jasmine” as did her cast mates and All Star Cast winners Brian Sims and Ruby Deal. Chorus director Maribeth Burke choreographed five dances to supplement Director Ben Sasser’s dramatic vision of this evocative and emotional roller coaster production.
From a parental breakup in the first scene to a teenager’s first experience with falling in love to a heartbreak that shatters her world, this play carries the viewer through a series of tumultuous teenage emotions. And as Jasmine tells us in Scene two, these intense inner feelings are portrayed by a troupe of dancers who dance to “1970s rock standards” and song clips from other music genres. We see conflicting – and perhaps all-to-real — advice about life and romance from Jasmine’s mom, fumbling and confused explanations of the levels of love from the teenage mind, and a meltdown of epic proportions derived from our main character’s attempt to heal from her first experience of a broken heart.
Seminole County Schools and the One Act Team request your support and attendance at the matinee show for the community on Sunday, November 6th at 2:00 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria. The hot coffee and deserts are free, and all adult ticket purchases are entered for a chance to win one of our door prizes at the end of the show! Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for school-age children, and free for children three-years-old and under. Tickets can be purchased at the door.
The show’s director commented, “Come by after Sunday lunch, enjoy the show, and help Seminole County’s dedicated, hard-working students take this show to the State Competition in Milledgeville.”