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Behind the scenes at the One Act Play Festival

Feb. 16, 2009

By Kristen Miller
Staff Writer

The cast and crew of DC’s one act play prepped and waited in anticipation for their final performance of the year at the O’Shaughnessy Auditorium Thursday. To see a behind-the-scenes slide show, click here.

The cast and crew of this year’s Dassel-Cokato one act play “After Magritte” beat Buffalo at sections Feb. 7 taking them to the One Act Play Festival at St. Catherine’s in St. Paul for the second year in a row.

The small cast included Tynelle Marschall, James Frickstad, Taylor Mankenberg, Noah Gosswiller, and Sam Rydberg. Each of the cast members were involved in last year’s one-act play, The Romancers, which starred at the state competition.

This year, three schools’ performances were cited for “starred performances” (in order of performance): Eastview of Apple Valley for “‘Night, Mother,” Lakeville South for “The Bald Soprano,” and Minnetonka for “Twilight of the Golds.” Other participating schools were Brainerd, Hill-Murray of Maplewood, Anoka, Hermantown and DC.

Seasoned actress, Tynelle Marschall, who played “Thelma,” had one of the leading roles.

Prior to going on stage Thursday, Marschall noted she was nervous because it’s a different atmosphere and a stage she’s not used to.

Co-star James Frickstad also was one of the leading stars playing Marschall’s husband Harris. He too was nervous prior to the show because he wanted to represent DC well.

All those in attendance would most likely agree, once again, DC’s one act team represented its school well.

The show was said to be of “high energy” by the judges and the casting did a “most admiral job entertaining.”

The cast and crew of this year’s one act play included director Dave Metcalf, Tynelle Marschall, James Frickstad, Taylor Mankenberg, Noah Gosswiller, and Sam Rydberg, Kevin Schiroo, Steve Hansen, Lars Torgersen, Sam Carlson, Adrienne Haataja, Sabrina Lawrence, student assistant director; Anna Fitzer, student choreographer, Ron Hungerford, technical work; Alex Hauck, tuba player; and Phil Haataja, set design (not pictured).


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