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HNS One Act troupe claims L&C Conference title

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HARTINGTON — The Hartington-Newcastle One Act cast and crew hoisted the 2020 L&C Clark Division championship trophy las week.

Their performance of “Kiss Me, Kate,” awed judges.

Wausa-Osmond took the runner up honors with their play “Hold On.”

In addition to winning the team title with the play, written by Bella and Samuel Spewack, HNS students Isaac Bruning, Keanna Korth, Kayden Jueden, Reece Morten, Jude Krie, Parker Hopping, Lane Heimes and Carsen Hopping were all recognized for outstanding performances.

The One Act cast and crew has been working hard to prepare for the competition.

Practice this year takes place once or twice a week, and they are always seeking to improve the play

“Our goal is always to put out the best performance we can, always giving our best,” said Director A.J. Johnson.

The students are hopeful for a very successful season this year.

“This is my fourth year performing. It has been a great experience, and I feel very confident that even practicing during the pandemic, we will be as good as these past three years,” said Isaac Bruning, a senior and a member of the one-act cast.

Johnson said other than the wearing of masks during practice, the pandemic hasn’t had much affect on the play production.

He admitted that masks sometimes make it a little hard to read facial expressions, but this sacrifice is always worth it to keep everybody safe and in school, he said.

The HNS One Act troupe will compete at the District meet Tuesday, Dec. 1, at the Newcastle Elementary School gym.

The actors are excited about the chance to return to State.

“With this being my fourth year performing, I am very excited to see what the end of this season has in store for us. We have had a very successful past three years and I don’t expect anything less this year,” said senior Keanna Korth, who is a member of the technical crew.

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