Edmunds Central competes at One-Act Play Regional


January 10, 2024

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Cast members include, back row, Iana Weiland (8th grade), Kelsey Sowards (Freshman), Grace Roth (Freshman), Kelsey Lehr (Junior), Eden Weiland (Sophomore), Alanna Wiedrich (Senior); front row, Kenzie Aman (8th Grade), Kearstin Pietz (Freshman), Lily Roth (7th Grade), Sophia Kroll (8th Grade). Not present when the photo was taken are Theo Haerter (Junior) and Joclyn Vargason (Freshman).

An Edmunds Central cast will perform in the Region 7B One-Act Play Competition on Wednesday, Jan. 17 in the Ipswich School Theatre. Edmunds Central performs at 1 p.m.

The genre of the play is Director's Choice. Director Sandra Beyers said, "Our play this year is based on the book Ten Days in a Madhouse by Nellie Bly. The play title is NELLIE, and tells the story of Nellie Bly, investigative journalist in 1887 who checked herself into Blackwell's Island Asylum for ten days."

Bly reported on the inhumane conditions and treatments of the patients, forever changing the standards hospitals...

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