The Pony Express

Fifth year of 24 hour play challenge showcases students’ creativity

Juniors Ella Goette and Sandy Liu and freshman Mason rehearse for the play two hours prior to performing in front of a live audience. These actors have run through the play many times. They continue to work hard and stay determined to put on a good show.

Emma Wagner, Copy Editor

October 18, 2019

Junior Avery Mitchell said she directed a show that included VSCO girls, as well as directing a parody of the movie "Tall Girl" on Netflix, showing that students included pop culture references into their performances. This is the fifth year the theatre department has put on plays created in 24 hours. Ev...

‘Animal Farm’ cast soon will take one act competition by storm

On Dec. 27, the One Act team rehearses for their first competition next month. Junior Elsa Persson beams as she reads her script.

Taylor Lee, Distrubution Reporter

February 6, 2019

Last year’s One Act team performed “Scenes from Metamorphoses” and, for the first time in history, went to the Minnesota State High School League [MSHSL] State One Act competition. However, they did not Star at the competition, which is similar to receiving a trophy in sport competitions. The team ...

Importance in theater rises above actors onstage

“The 39 Steps” was put on at Stillwater Junior High School Nov. 17-19. The play used little set decoration to aide in the performance “It allowed more opportunities for the actors to convey a comedic tone without relying on a set and props,” Larkins says.

Ben Wicklund, Social Media Reporter

December 5, 2016

"All human happiness or misery takes the form of action," Greek philosopher Aristotle said in his famous Poetics. The ability to represent the thoughts and feelings of beings other than oneself in nothing but outward actions is a craft that few completely master. The importance of theater rises...

A new twist on a classic story, ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

A new twist on a classic story, 'Midsummer Night's Dream'

Kaitlyn Doyle, Photographer

October 2, 2014

This is everything but your boring, typical Shakespearean play. Director Haeri Tollefson has applied a new twist to an old classic. The play is grounded in comedy, but has a unique spin that takes an epic story from an outdated plot to a modern day theme. Prepare to be entertained by Midsummer’s Night Dream with an exotic setting. Midsummer’s Night Dream, written by ...

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