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  • Writer's pictureAugust Mobley

One-Act Members Named Region's All Star Cast

On Friday, October 29, Columbus High won at the Georgia High School Association Regional One-Act Competition for their production of Antigone: A Greek Tragedy

Two students—sophomore Carson Tomlinson and senior Kendall Simmons—won individual All-Star Cast Awards.

"What made me want to join One-Act was my love for being on the stage. I enjoy putting my heart on the stage. . .with my fellow actors," says Tomlinson. "I wanted to be a part of something great, and I knew CHS would help me do that."

On the other hand, Simmons participated in One-Act her sophomore year. She was a Greek chorus member in Medea: The Greek Tragedy. While she wanted to participate again last year, a show was not produced due to COVID-19.

"There were several things that inspired me to join One-Act," begins Simmons. "My older sister stage managed several productions in her tenure at CHS, and I always loved watching the shows she managed, and I knew that one day I wanted to be on stage as well."

"I have always gravitated toward One-Act because of the heavy subject matter, the beautiful pictures we create onstage, and the comradery formed because of the competition aspect" Simmons adds.

Once they graduate, both students are open to continuing their acting pursuits.

"I definitely wouldn't be [opposed] to it because I always wanted to pursue a passion of mine for a career," Tomlinson reveals.

"Although I do not plan on majoring in theater in college, I hope that I am still able to pursue theater on the side just for fun," adds Simmons.

There are also plans for an encore performance of the CHS production.

"The encore show will be on November 17th at 7:00 P.M. Admission is a canned good or non-perishable food item," reveals senior and stage manager Ryleigh Martin.

So, for those who have yet to see Columbus High School's production of Antigone, there is still a chance to witness the award-winning take on the classic greek tragedy.


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