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Three Hoggard High students compete in state theatre festival

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Three Hoggard High School theatre students won awards for their performance in the play, "Haiku". Now they're looking for even more recognition. This week, the students will compete against 15 other schools from across the state. The students from teacher Alley Collin's honors drama class are going to Greensboro for the North Carolina Theatre Conference State Play Festival. They will perform the play "Haiku", written by Katherine Snodgrass. The play is about a mother and her two daughters, one is autistic and the other comes home to help. The student’s performance has already won numerous regional awards. The class hopes to take home state honors. Actress, Capers Beddoes said, “I love the fact that people get to see you in a different sense. They get to see you as a different person than you normally are from a day-to-day basis.” Alley Collins said, “So I obviously want people walking away with this saying ‘Wow! Those people worked really hard.’ But I also want people to walk away and think. That's what we always want with theater, is for your audience to leave thinking.” The competition takes place at Greensboro College on Thursday. Laney High School and Cape Fear Academy will also compete, rounding out the top sixteen. Whoever wins will advance to the Southeastern Theater Conference in Alabama that takes place in March.

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I hope all the teams will do

I hope all the teams will do well. It woould be appropriate to highlight all the programs competing. Laney won 1st place in the regional competition and they all advanced as part of the top three, WWAY, nothing against Hoggard, but there are other high schools to report

The comment above mentioning

The comment above mentioning Laney as first is incorrect. In the regional sites there are no first or second places. There are only two plays that advance to the state level, no ranking. So this top three business is nonsense.

They mentioned both Laney

They mentioned both Laney and Cape Fear Academy in the news segment. Let's be proud that our theatre students are being recognized for their hard work. Let's be proud that Wilmington and New Hanover County are supportive communities for the arts!