Our Lady Of the Hills High School students are logging extra hours in the library.  

The OLH theater troupe isn’t cramming for exams; they are hard at work rehearsing the 40 minutes of the play “The Book of Will,” which they will perform when they compete in the Texas Association of Private & Parochial Schools State Finals at the Cailloux Theater on Thursday.  

Not having a proper theater space, Program Director Sterline Marcum takes over the library three days a week to rehearse. 

“I have only had two and a half months to get these kids ready,” Marcum said.  

That hasn’t hampered the dedication the eight experienced cast members and the six novice actors bring to rehearsals. Their hard work earned them a second place title at the Division II district competition in late October. 

Miles Fluitt was named Best Actor, Caeden Moody and Zach Pardue took first and second in the All Star Cast competition and Maccaleigh Moody took top award for her work on Tech Crew.  Jessie Jimenez, Brianna King and Manie Blewwett received Honorable Mentions.  

“The Book of Will,” by playwright Lauren Gunderson, is set in London, England, in 1619, three years after Shakespeare’s death, and follows the toils of his friends as they attempt to preserve his works. 

Patrons wanting to catch OLH cast on stage should arrive at the Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St., no later than 4 p.m. Thursday.

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