PAHS UIL one-act play members receive awards
• Special tech award, Morgan Milligan
• Honorable mention award, Jenna Ward
• All-Star Cast awards, Michelle Arnold, Mamta Patel and Emma Shannon.
The Port Aransas High School UIL one-act play, “Cinderella Waltz,” was named as the alternate play at the district level. Two plays advance beyond district, and the Port Aransas effort wasn’t among them, said high school drama coach Danny Reyes.
High school principal Sharon McKinney said this year is the first time “in several years” that the Port Aransas UIL play has advanced to district, but she didn’t know for sure when the last such time was.
She said a public performance will be scheduled for the play, but since students and teachers currently are involved in testing, no date has been set.
The play is a spoof of the traditional Cinderella story; it features an offthe wall dysfunctional family, magical fairy godmothers that pop out of a well, whimsical trolls and a goofy but lovable prince. Aaron Kenigsberg plays Zed, the village idiot; Shelby Stephenson is the Cinderella-like Rosey Snow; Arnold plays the evil stepmother, Mother Snow; Ward is Goneril, a stepsister; Hazel Morris is the second stepsister, Regan; Shannon plays a troll; Corban Marcantel is Prince Alf; Elliott Morris is Father Snow and Patel is the fairy godmother, Mother Magee.
The production is staged by Milligan, stage manager; Mary McCann, sound; Genevieve Powers on lights and Emily Klein as stagehand.