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GSL preparing for one act play competition

The dates and times for Glencoe-Silver Lake High School’s one act play have been set.
Director Patrick Hiltner and his cast and crew will present the play “Typecast” (abridged version) by Amanda Murray Cutalo at a public performance on Thursday, Jan. 26, at 7 p.m., at the GSL High School Auditorium. The cost for attending the performance is $6 for adults or $4 for students. On Saturday, Jan. 28, Rockford High School will host the subsection one act play competition.  
The one act play is part of the Minnesota State High School League activities and includes a number of rules for competing schools. A production must be under 35 minutes in length with a maximum set-up time of 10 minutes.  There also are limits to how much and what types of scenery are allowed for each school. Each play is judged by a panel of three judges. There will be seven schools competing with the top two schools from the sub-section competition advancing to compete at the section competition at St. Paul Academy and Summit School on Saturday, Feb. 4.   
As stated on the website Theatrefolk.com regarding “Typecast,” “The auditions for an upcoming production of Cinder White are under way and Mr. Thespis, the drama teacher, is greeted by a small group of students, each with a particular ‘look’ and personality – the ‘diva,’ the ‘quiet girl,’ the ‘nice girl,’ to name a few. To Mr. Thespis, casting this show seems like a no-brainer. However, when he comes down with a case of appendicitis, Ms. Ball, the gym teacher, needs to step in and direct the show. The other snag is that the students have all mysteriously been cast in the ‘wrong roles’ — the ‘nice girl’ is now the villain, the diva only has two minutes onstage, and the quiet, almost inaudible, ‘ensemble’ girl is now playing a leading role with actual lines! As these characters awkwardly venture into unknown territory, they are forced to see themselves as more than their ‘type’ and learn to, in the words of Ms. Ball, ‘play the roles they’re all totally wrong for.’”
The cast includes: Anthony LaPlante as Mr. Thespis, Emmi Jerabek as Jane, Izzy Elias as Audrey, Katie Doolittle as Heidi, Marissa Kirchoff as Debra, Bryanna Paul as Myra, Dini Schweikert as Juliet, Grace Witte as Willow and Marisa Luchsinger as Ms. Ball. Molly Green and Lily Kirchoff are understudies and crew members and Rachael Meyer and Brandi Pikal are crew members.