Edison’s Magical Drama Season Continues to State
Edison’s Magical Drama Season Ends at State
Edison High School’s Theatre One Act Play ended their magical drama season at the 2011 UIL State contest. This was the first time since 1966 that an SAISD school has advanced to state in this competition.
Only the state’s best eight school drama teams competed in the Class 4A division at the state contest for 4A One Act Play competition at the University of Texas at Austin May 10.
Three Edison actors won individual awards at state. They were Destiny Alvarez (10th grade)-Honorable Mention All Star Cast, Kenneth Lopez (11th grade)-All Star Cast and Gerardo Solis (12th grade)-All Star Cast.
“Advancing to the state One Act Play Contest validates all the hard work the students, and directors, put into the show,” said Head Drama Teacher Omar Leos, who is a 1993 alum and former drama student at Edison. “I am deeply proud of all the cast and crew for being part of an experience we will never forget.”
Edison’s award-winning play was called Valhalla. The play intertwined two stories. One plot is the life of King Ludwig, the 1880s Mad King of Bavaria and the other storyline is the fictional adventures of James Avery, a wild Texas teenager of the 1940s. These two characters are tracked from childhood through their deaths, and while they embody separate eras, they are ultimately revealed as time-traveling soul mates.
This spring, Edison won at zone, district, area and region competitions.
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