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Heritage wins 2nd place at GISA Regional One-Act Competition


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  • Nov. 08, 2019 - 4:50 PM

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Heritage wins 2nd place at GISA Regional One-Act Competition

Courtesy of The Heritage School

Heritage’s One-Act group receives second place at the GISA Regional One-Act Competition. First row from left, Thomas Morenzi, Shane Jones; Second row from left, Kadence Jennings, Isabella Siegel, Mary Patten Pulokas, Andie Scruggs, Charolette Cao, Claire Schoenfeld, Rosemary Griffies, Reece Overholt, Nathaniel Weinstein, Nick Blair, Kate Yahanda, Matthew Morenzi, Rowan Carter and Bella Garcia.

The Heritage School’s Grove Theatre Company competed at the GISA Regional One-Act Competition Nov. 6 and earned second place in the region.

The group performed the first act from the Broadway Musical, “Be More Chill.” They will advance to the state competition in Vidalia, Ga. and compete Nov. 14.

“Director of the Year” honors were given to Candler Budd and Karen Hurd of The Heritage School.

The play tells the story of Jeremy, a high school student who is trying to become popular. He is talked into using a tiny supercomputer, "The Squip," that will tell him how to “Be More Chill.”

Nathaniel Weinstein plays Jeremy and Heritage freshman Shane Jones, who plays Jeremy’s best friend, received the Best Supporting Actor Award at the region competition.

“Our students have spent countless hours in rehearsal for this project. We are proud of their work and excited for the opportunity to perform this sensational show,” Hudd said. The Grove Theatre Company will present “Be More Chill,” in its entirety at The Heritage School on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. and on Monday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. Limited reserved seating is available. Tickets are available on The Heritage School website at www.heritageschool.com .