DSC_0833It was dark and drizzling at 6:30am when the sleepy TGS drama team piled into cars and headed down the road towards the Sumter Opera House. After winning the SCISA One Act Play competition, they were on their way to the SCISA State Drama Festival. The Kingfishers watched five other high schools perform before presenting “Wait Wait Bo Bait” just before lunch.

“I was nervous and I wasn’t even on the stage,” said Daniel, “But it went really well!”   The whole cast put in their best performance ever, seamlessly performing their lines and cues. DSC_0845“Wait Wait Bo Bait” was also the main crowd-pleaser, drawing laughter and applause from the audience. Dr. Gates said, “It was flawlessly executed.” The excited drama team prepared to wait for the judges’ decision later that day.DSC_0840

In the meantime, Dr. Gates decided to drive everyone up to U.S.C. for a quick campus visit before the awards ceremony. “It was good and we got to see Chris Elliott,” said Top. “We were at the Horseshoe for five minutes,” added Joe.

DSC_0927They returned to the Sumter Opera House in time for the Awards Ceremony and Sarah was chosen 2014 Best Actress, an amazing honor! Drama coach Mrs. Judith Gates is so proud of the whole ensemble for a job well done.  “They knew they nailed it,” she said, “They didn’t need me to tell them.” She is thrilled at Sarah’s Best Actress Award and the way the cast and crew supported each other when the pressure was on, bringing us to victory. Thank you, ensemble, parents and helpers for a great day!