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Acting up: Slidell cast adds to school’s legacy

By Richard Greene | Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
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THE AWARDS GO TO – The Slidell one-act play cast earned a fifth straight trip to the state contest Monday. The cast brought home several individual honors. Messenger photo by Richard Greene

When the critics announced the final results Monday at the Class A Region III one-act play contest in Keller, several members of the cast broke character.

“There were lots of tears of joy,” said Kaitlyn Reynolds.

Slidell earned its fifth straight trip to the state contest. The cast of “Chemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play” will perform May 2 at the Round Rock Performing Arts Center. For Reynolds, Bailey Meyer and Brady Vanover, it will be their fourth trip to the state contest.

“The three seniors have gone every year,” Bailey Meyer said.

For the entire cast, each chance to take the stage is an opportunity to not only impress judges but add to the school’s legacy.

“We’re carrying on the tradition,” said Bailey Keating.

This year’s production was a bit different than past entries for the school. Instead of a tragedy or drama, this year’s play is a dark comedy.

“It was odd because we don’t usually do comedy,” said Maddie Meyer.

But the cast had little trouble adapting to put on a quality production, advancing through district, bi-district and area, before earning one of the two advancing spots at regionals with Lometa.

“It was one of our best performances,” Bailey Meyer said about regionals.

Along with the state berth, Slidell garnered several individual regional honors. Vanover was named best actor. Bailey Meyer earned a spot on the all-star cast. Keating and Warren Johnson received honorable mention. Jaden Harnsberger received the tech award.

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