BCHS Theatre OAP wins District Championship
The Bay City High School Dungeoneers claimed the District One Act Play Championship on March 21st, and are advancing to Bi-District Competition on March 27th at Yates High School in Houston.
Actors Orlando Moreno and Alexandra Chavez won All Star honors, while Ben Thomas was named Best Actor. Selected for All Star Crew was Madison Mirelez. BCHS Honorable Mention All Stars are Tim Barbour and Baylee Wallace. The entire BCHS crew won All Star Technical Crew.
BCHS’s play, “6,12,16,49…” was written by BCHS Theatre Director Magda Mirelez.
The play follows a young woman’s recovery from her Counting Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Through flashbacks, she is able to confront the events leading up to unimaginable tragedy and her subsequent recovery. However, the play is about humanity’s brokenness. It allows the audience to confront what they think are shortcomings and pleads for the audience to count them as blessings. It also poses some larger questions about love, family, acceptance and violence.
“Two years ago, I was deeply moved by the events at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. I woke up that Sunday morning and the news about the mass shooting had a profound affect on me. As the investigation focused on terrorism, I focused on the 49 faces and what we lost as a people,” said Mirelez.
“So I wanted to write a play about people. Specifically a play that emphasized these were people -- not numbers. Ironically, I ended up writing a play about a woman who can’t stop counting. Ultimately, the story is simple. Treat others with love and kindness; and not just love. Unconditional love. Love can be a powerful alternative to violence.”