The cast of Chamber Music
L to R: Percy Buendia, Lexie Humber, and Reese Loving
Contact: Kelly Cowan
MPHS Theatre presents One-Act Play
The Mount Pleasant High School Theatre Department will present a public performance of their UIL One-Act Play piece on Tuesday, March 2. The version will take place in the MPHS Auditorium at 6:30 pm, and admission is free. This year’s production is Chamber Music, a 1962 one-act play by absurdist playwright Arthur Kopit.
The story is from 1938 and concerns eight famous women from different historical periods who all are in the same insane asylum, interned. The women have assembled to discuss grievances and other important issues concerning the women’s ward’s inmates. The most pressing subject they have is planning for an attack they believe will soon come from the men’s ward. The women are, or at least believe they are, author Gertrude Stein, martyr Joan of Arc, activist Susan B. Anthony, politician Queen Isabella I of Spain, Constanze Mozart (wife of the famed composer), pilot Amelia Earhart, silent-film actress Pearl White, and explorer Osa Johnson.
The cast features Lexie Humber as Woman Who Plays Records, Silvia Sustaita as Woman in Safari Outfit, Summer Murillo as Woman with Notebook, Saray DeLaRosa as Girl in Gossamer Dress, Reese Loving as Woman in Aviatrix Outfit, Pearl Murillo as Woman in Queenly Spanish Garb, Percy Buendia as Woman in Armor, Rosario Bello as Woman with Gavel, Madison McNeil as Attendant in White, and Isai Ramirez as Assistant.
The Crew includes Stage Manager Rian Richie, Light Operator Garrett Evans, Sound Operator Sha’Alice Tyson, and Backstage Crew members Ashanti Presley, Daniel Polomo, Nayeli Rivera, and Saray DeLaRosa. The One-Act Play competition will take place on Thursday, March 4, at Sulphur Springs High School. Dr. Edward Lee is the director of the MPHS Theatre Department.