April 29, 2014
BEREA—The Award-winning Perry County Central Commodore Players Drama Company, this Saturday traveled to Berea, to the auditorium of Madison Southern High School for the 6th Annual Eastern Kentucky Dramatic Arts Society (EKDAS) High School Drama Festival with the largest cast in the history of this event, quite possibly the largest cast of performers of any drama festival in Kentucky history. There, they presented their play, “Epic Fail,” by playwright Bradley Hayward.
Eventhough the ultimate result was a bit disappointing compared to other festival successes in the past, director Phil Neace was still positive in his praise of his students.
“We can still call ourselves award-winning as we brought home more awards than we ever have before at a drama festival. They truly deserve praise not only for their performance but also for their representing of Perry Central. And know this now … next year’s EKDAS Festival (April 18?) will take place here at Perry County Central High and The Commodore Players will be the Festival’s Host,” Neace said.
1st Place - Madison Southern High School
2nd Place - Whitley County High School
3rd Place - Perry County Central High School
School Spirit Award - Perry County Central High School (The first time we have ever one this at a festival, and it was deserved, more participation than any other school)
Best Opening Scene - Perry Central
Best “Stand Alone” Scene - “The Driving Lesson” Perry Central
Perry Central Students on “The All Mountain Cast”: Ramsey Hall, Hannah Melton, Austin Campbell and Kris Bush (four students out of ten on the awarded cast, more than any other school there)
Congratulations to these talented students.