Wm. E. Hay hosts annual “One Act Play” competition, Ponoka play advances to provincials from among 12 entries

The omelette murder – (l-r) Michelle Walker

Wm. E Hay High School hosted last week this year’s “One Act Play” competition held annually among area high schools and a play from Ponoka won the top spot to advance to the provincial competition with Wm. E Hay receiving “best acting” and “best costume and make-up” awards.

The 12 entries, half of them from Ponoka Composite High School and four from Wm. E Hay, were judged by Anne Pinder, a former Wm. E. Hay student.

New Norway School and Rimbey provided the other entries in the competition.

The winner was a play called Polindrome and Wm. E Hay’s Omelette Murder Case got the best costume and make-up award.

Michelle Walker of Wm. E Hay, who played the secretary of the private investigator in the same act was found worthy of the “excellence in acting” award.

Stettler’s other entries in the competition were Inspector Hound, Ladies Waiting and Desert Damsel.

Ponoka’s other entries were Oz, Flowers for Algernon, Twitch, From the Mouths of Babes and Fairy Tale.

New Norway School’s play was titled Inside Al and Rimbey High School staged “If it don’t hurt, it ain’t love.”

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