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MSU hosting Region 8 One-Act Play Contest

Minot State University, its Program of Theatre Arts and Campus Players will host the Region 8 One-Act Play Contest Nov. 10 in Aleshire Theater, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Aili Smith, MSU theatre associate professor and Division of Humanities-arts and communication arts chair, Angela Schnaible, MSU speech and theatre adjunct instructor, and Angelia Johnson, retired Ray, N.D., English and theatre teacher and Minot State alumna, will judge the event.

“We are proud to once again support our area high school partners by hosting this NDHSAA-sponsored event,” said Kevin Neuharth, contest manager. “There will be 10 area schools and about 160 teachers and students on campus sharing their work. Each school has 35 to 40 minutes on the Aleshire stage.”

The tentative schedule is Bishop Ryan with “You’re Driving Me Crazy” at 8 a.m., Lewis and Clark with “Hamlette” at 8:50 a.m., Surrey with “Blaster” at 9:40 a.m., Mohall Lansford Sherwood with “Mirrors” at 10:30 a.m. and Westhope with “The Spell of Malatesta” at 11:20 a.m. At 1 p.m., Glenburn will perform “4 A.M.,” Velva will present “Two Fronts” at 1:50 p.m., Bottineau will perform “Note to Self” at 2:40 p.m., Drake-Anamoose will present “Lockdown” at 3:30 p.m. and Towner Granville Upham will present “The Brothers Grimm Spectalathon” at 4:20 p.m. and Surrey High School will perform "Stoplight" at 4:45 p.m.

Following the final performance, awards will be given for outstanding performance to eight performers and another eight will be given honorable mention acknowledgements. Ten certificates will be given to students for outstanding technical theatre work; two plays will move on to the state contest, held in Jamestown on Nov. 21-22.

For questions, contact Neuharth at


Published: 11/03/16

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