One Act Play Season Begins

One Act Play Season Begins
Posted on 01/27/2021
By: Mavis Fodness, Rock County Star Herald

Students at Luverne High School performed their one act play Monday night in front of the camera, and the digital recording will be submitted for subsection competition.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, schools didn’t travel to Pipestone as in past years to present their plays. Instead they made one-take recordings for judging.

The top two play productions advance to the section competition and ultimately to the Feb. 11-13 virtual state contest. The advancing schools are encouraged to record new videos using the judges’ feedback.

Director Joe Stearns selected “Hammered: A Thor and Loki Play,” by Christian Borie, as this year’s one-act play production.

The season began earlier this month.

“It’s been a really short season,” he said.

Due to the uncertainty of a possible season, Stearns said he waited until the Minnesota State High School League released guidelines. In-person rehearsals, in which masks must be worn, started Jan. 4.

The one-act play depicts the Marvel Comic characters as teenagers and focuses on relationships between brothers.

Thor, the God of Thunder, and Loki, the God of Mischief, often competed for the parents’ affections.

The play takes place at the Asgard high school during the passing of exams. Loki tricks Thor into failing.

It is only in reflections back to their days as students that the adults Thor and Loki put aside their petty differences and acknowledge each other’s strengths. In doing so, the two avoid danger and possibly death.

Twelve students make up this year’s one act play cast:

•Xavier Carbonneau as Thor.

•Zoe Perkins, Loki.

•Luke Thorson, adult Thor Odinson and Thor’s father, Odin.

•Josie Golla, Thor’s mother, Freyja.

•Griffen Jarchow, Master Cul and ghost Alti.

•Chance Tunnissen, Master Heimdall and ghost Ellsiv.

•Parker Carbonneau, Ghost Frigg and student Volstagg.

•Pierce Cunningham, Master Forseti and student Fandrai.

•Mia Wenzel, student Sif.

•Grace Ingebretsen, student Hogun.

•Myles Trimble, Master Hoenir.

•Destiny Matthiesen, the Herald.
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