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Performances of the Comedy "Blithe Spirit" October 7-10

     Performances of Blithe Spirit will be Thursday-Saturday, October 7-9, at 8 p.m. with a Sunday matinee on October 10 at 2 p.m. The comedy, by Noël Coward, will be performed at the Temple High School Auditorium. General admission tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. They are available from students connected with the show, or from
     Novelist Charles Condomine (Thomas Painter), and his wife, Ruth (Natalie Greenfield), have invited their friends Dr. and Mrs. George Bradman (Saniyah Galbreath and Andrew Fredette) to join them for drinks and dinner with a local clairvoyant, Madame Arcati (Alivea Johnson). Charles is planning a novel about a medium and wants to observe the behavior of Madame Arcati during a séance after dinner.
     When the hapless psychic accidentally summons the spirit of Charles' deceased first wife, Elvira (Hanna Prince), his home and life are quickly turned into a shambles as his wife's ghost torments everyone including the Condomine's new maid, Edith (Michelle Boyles).
     In a 1945 film, the cast included Rex Harrison as Charles and Margaret Rutherford as Madame Arcati. The classic comedy was also adapted into a 2020 film in which Judi Dench played Madame Arcati.

Madame Arcati (Alivea Johnson, far right) during the séance.

          CLICK HERE to view the Blithe Spirit newsletter.


Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Kayla Stewart
Office 254-215-7278

Assistant Director
Evan Scott

Technical Director
Andy Reed

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30 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 30 years in a row (as of March 2022). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)