La Feria High School UIL One-Act play, Blithe Spirit, advanced from District to Area, the next level of competition in UIL. Several students received individual recognition. Receiving top honors were Rebecca Weaver as best actress, and Gilbert Prado, III as best actor. Sarah Marchan and Aubriana Donaldson were awarded All Star Cast; Vanessa Guerra was awarded Honorable Mention All Star cast; and Keila Rios was recognized as Stage Manager. Area competition will be held on April 10 at Edinburg High School. The competition will begin at 1:30 and La Feria is scheduled to perform second. Admission will be $5.00. Students and the directors always appreciate having community members in the audience for their performances at competition. Mrs. Amstutz can answer questions concerning the performance schedule. 797-8410.
Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward is a comedy in which novelist Charles Condomine (Gilbert Prado, III) invites a local medium, Madame Arcati (Rebecca Weaver), to his house in order to research “tricks of the trade” for his new book. He gets more than he bargained for when the ghost of his first wife, Elvira (Sarah Marchan), is accidently conjured up. Charles is now caught between his live wife, Ruth (Aubriana Donaldson) and the ghost of his first wife—both jealous of the other. Other characters include Dr. Bradman (Samuel Hinojosa), Mrs. Bradman (Ashlei Levrier-Howell), and Edith (Vanessa Guerra). The hard working and supportive crew members are Keila Rios (stage manager), Edward Martinez (Sound Technician), Rick Ibarra (Light Technician), Darren Pena (Make-up & Special Effects), Frankie Johnston (Props and Special Effects), and Lalo Sosa (Set and Special Effects) , the students are directed by Mrs. Rhonda Amstutz and Mrs. Susan Lee.