State one-acts wrap up

December 10, 2018

Gretna High School emerged as the Class A champion in Friday’s final day of the state one-act play championships at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Norfolk.

Norfolk High — with its performance of “1984” directed by Taryn Retzlaff — finished a close second. The three judges individually ranked Gretna as first, second and first in the round, while Norfolk was ranked first, second and fourth.

Norfolk High was named the outstanding technical crew for Class A, while William Nervig of Millard North was the outstanding male performer and Nicole Carraher of Gretna was chosen outstanding female performer.

The other Class A schools that competed were Millard North in third followed by Kearney, Lincoln North Star and Lincoln High.

In Class B, York High with a performance of “The Great Gatsby” topped the field in a close contest over Omaha Concordia. Its performance of “April Fish” was directed by Chase Winter, who is a Lutheran High Northeast graduate.

Following in third was Platteview and then Gordon-Rushville, Cozad and North Bend Central, which performed “The Infamous Soothing System of Professor Maillard” directed by Katie Mann.

Zachary Wellnitz of Gordon-Rushville was named the top male performer, while Grace Sinsel of York was the outstanding female former. Omaha Concordia was named the outstanding technical crew.