Shickley performed their one-act play production of “Sherlock Holmes in Wonderland” by Geff Moyer at the State Contest hosted at the Johnny Carson Theater in Norfolk on Wednesday, December 10. This year marked Shickley’s first State qualification in play production and they received superior ratings from each of the three judges. They finished the season in fifth place for Class D-2.
Tristen Mosier who played the part of the Mad Hatter, was nominated for Best Actress. To be nominated, the performer must be unanimously selected by the judges. Mosier was one of only three Class D-2 female performers to receive this distinction. Director Jennifer Ippensen was not surprised by Mosier’s success, but proud of her and happy that her efforts were recognized at the State level.
“Tristen is one of those young performers you hope to have the opportunity to work with,” Ippensen said. “She is not only talented, but also dedicated. Her willingness to take direction and consistently work to improve her performance really paid off.”
Other cast members were Rio Mohrmann (White Rabbit), Logan Rosenquist (Axeman), Bret Smith (Dr. Watson), Kristin Troyer (Queen of Hearts), Catherine Mick (Card Guard/Alice), Courtney Kamler (Cheshire Cat), Chris Lichti (Sherlock Holmes), Lexi Kadel (Card Guard), Megan Grote (Card Guard) and Nicole Swartzendruber (Card Guard).
Carley Swartzendruber assisted with directing and served as the sound technician. Nathan Hendrickson led the stage crew which included: John Alfs; Wyatt Deepe; Jackson Grote, the turntable operator; Caleb Hendrickson on spot light; Isaac Kamler, and Josiah Kamler. Madison Yantzie assisted with make-up and ran the light board.