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One Act Cast List Released

By Emma Risinger


As of Friday, Sept. 1, the cast list for this year’s Pierce High one act play was released. 

The play is The Trojan Women, a heart wrenching drama about the aftermath of the fall of Troy and all the women left behind. 

Poseidon will be played by Aubrey Hanson. Hecuba, the dethroned queen will be performed by Ashley Wacker, and Elizabeth Fursetenau will be Helen, the ageless beauty over whom the Trojan War began. Cassandra, an unhinged prophet, will be played by Amber Shefl. 

Mya Johnson was casted as Andromace, a mother who is forced to make the ultimate sacrifice. “I am very happy with my role and the people I get to work with,” Johnson said. “I’m looking forward to a very successful season.”

In addition, Noah Jones will play Talthybius, a Greek soldier, accompanied by Garett Riedel and Jared Northcutt, also soldiers. 

And to set the scene, Sara Thomsen, Emma Risinger, Chelsey Ottis, Nevaeh Koeppe, Lauren Ueding, Lillian Blank, Makayla Shefl, Jayna Prochaska, Tiffany Chaney and Alexis Wortman will portray the other women of Troy, all suffering as their lives are ripped apart by war.

Head director Mr. Brock Bretschneider provides insight on how he made the decisions on the roles and his hopes for the season ahead: “Miss Timm, Mrs. Bretschneider, and myself sat down and looked at which actor would be able to perform best in each role. We feel like we have been able to put together a fantastic cast and crew this year, and we are looking forward to a great season.”

The one act troupe will be practicing throughout the next couple of months in preparation for their November performances. 

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