This January, the Upper School One Act team won Second Place with their show, “Rosie the Riveter ” at both the MSHSL One Act Sub-Sections and One Act Sections. Providence is in Section 4a, and competed against 28 other schools, including Heritage Christian Academy, North Lakes Academy, Parnassus Academy, Avail Academy, and Maranatha Academy. Section 4a is divided into four subsections, with one subsection competition hosted at Providence. At the subsection competition, each team performed their act anonymously in front of judges, who then scored each show. 

Putting together the One Act was tedious and required great effort from the cast and crew, but it paid off. Not only did the team place well, but they were able to advance to the Section contest on Saturday, February 4th, at Saint Paul Academy and Summit Schools. The Section contest consisted of the top two rated teams in each of the four subsections. There, the team took home Second Place.

The cast of “Rosie the Riveter”, written by Trey Clarkson, perform at their final dress rehearsal before the subsections competition.

The show was an exciting success and was well received by the audience. Aly Marshall, ‘23, enjoyed her main role as Rosie. She remarked, “I loved the entire cast in general, and my favorite part of the show is definitely the ending scene. Everyone really gets emotional during it and everyone feels that moment so fully as a cast. It’s just really special.”

Maria Dailey, ‘24, was also a member of the cast. She added, “My favorite part of the process as a whole was definitely performing at subsections and especially sections because we had such an enthusiastic audience. Within the show itself, my favorite part was the very last scene with Marjorie (Violet Van Gyzen) convincing Rosie (Aly Marshall) to keep going.”

Although the One Act team is sad to see the production come to an end, they are now working towards the next Providence Academy theatrical production, which will be the Spring musical, “The Music Man!”