The OLCHS Contest Play team. (Supplied photo)

The OLCHS Contest Play team. (Supplied photo)

OLCHS, Richards Contest Play advance to state finals

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Both Richards High School and Oak Lawn Community High School Contest Play productions advanced to state finals March 24 and March 25 at Glenwood High School in Chatham after earning the title of Sectional Champions.

OLCHS’ Mariana Salazar, Mariam Chuli, Melanie Cabrera, Jet Peleaz, Matthew Perry, Shawn Perry, Vasili Patrianakos, and Kathryn Fragapane were all given the honor of All-Sectional Cast for Contest Play. Additionally, a special congratulations to Group Interpretation who finished fourth in Sectionals.  All-Sectional Cast for GI includes Orlando Ramirez, Max Cipriani, Emma Faucault-Miller, Layla Nemri, and Maya Quiñonez.

The OLCHS Contest Play cast includes Mariana Salazar, Melanie Cabrera, Mariam Chuli, Jet Palaez, Mustafa Trashani, Emiliano Ruvalcaba, Rosie Caprio, and Haven Rupsch. The crew includes Taylor Micele, Bel Davison, Fay Galvan, Ember Hansen, Lily Hansen, Quinn Haywood, Vanessa Hernandez, Volcan Hernandez, Aimee Lopez, Sofie Mathews, Kai McNulty, Saeed Mulhem, Luke Roskos, Amber Trigg, Ethan Zumhagen, Orlando Ramirez, Max Cipriani, Emma Faucault-Miller, Layla Nemri, Maya Quiñonez, Tori Prause, Sam Bergamo, Chesca Crosby, Gianna Golden, Olivia Kobylarczyk, Mikey Mills, Fotis Patrianakos, Hailey Rabideaux, Maggie Sheehan, and Amelia Wiski.

Assistant Principal Marcus Wargin said, “Oak Lawn is proud of the hard work both casts and crew put into the Drama and Group Interpretation Sectional competition.  We are excited to have our contest play in the state series.  It is an incredible opportunity for our actors and a testament to the continued dedication of our directing staff.  Break a leg Spartans!”

Richards Contest Play production of “Macbeth” won the Illinois High School Association Sectional championship last Saturday to advance to the IHSA state finals.
Mike Badger, Jon Nebor, Lauren Davis, Claudia Baranowski, and Rick Keeley directed the production. In addition to winning first place, Richards students won many individual honors. Joe Fraider, Damian Rzeszutek, and Julia Stalzer won Best Lighting and Jaylen Johnson won Best Sound at the sectional competition. In addition Mary Gacek, Stella Chinchilla, Reya Graham, Annie Sheahan, Kate Fraider, and Shaquoia Mitchell earned All-Sectional Cast honors.
The weekend before “Macbeth” also took first place at the South Suburban Conference Drama Festival.

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