• Red & Black Staff

CHS withdraws from One Act, virtual performance planned

On Wednesday, January 13, Theatre Director Ms. Landrie Bock announced to the cast and crew of this spring's One Act Play that the decision had been reached to withdraw from this year's competition. Ms. Bock hopes that their adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland" can still be performed for students and faculty later this spring, likely virtually.

Due to the pandemic, the Region 1-AAAA One Act Competition had already been postponed from its normal date in October and was scheduled to take place Thursday, February 4.

According to Ms. Bock, the decision to withdraw is due to competition uncertainties, health concerns, and unclear communications at the Regional level:

"There have been no protocols set for students and teachers on the day of the event. I am concerned about sterilization during the changeovers. I will not risk the health of my students and my chaperones," she said.

Ms. Bock added that if one of the cast members were to go into quarantine immediately before the competition, our students would be unable to present. One theatre program within our region is currently quarantined.

For the planned virtual performance later this spring, Ms. Bock said that "two guests per cast and crew [may be allowed] to attend the performance provided masks and social distancing are observed."

All rehearsals are currently canceled and will resume next semester. Stay tuned for more updates from Ms. Bock and the Theatre department.

For more information on this year's One Act Play, "Alice in Wonderland," read the Red & Black's earlier coverage, and get the cast list here.

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