Southwest High School's theatre department was recently named 2016 Ozark-7 One-Act Play champions. Cast members presented the play Antigone 1865, a retelling of Sophocles' Antigone set during the American Civil War during competition at Crowder College. The team won first place for best play and best costume as well as individual awards including: Skylor Rausa as Creon, best actor; Samantha Robbins as Antigone, for best actress; Tanner Leonhardt as Haemon, for best supporting actor; and Bethany McMurry as Teiresias, as best supporting actress. Southwest's theatre department has won first place a total of 18 times and takes three second place wins over the last 21 years at the Ozark-7 One-Act Play Competition under the direction of Wyatt Hester. Cast and crew members are pictured. In the front row, from left, are: Darcie Colunga, Rachell Hedden, Sarah Catron, Bethany McMurry, Victoria Williams, Seth Banks and Samantha Robbins. Second row: Myka Cook, Steven Barnes, Alex Jimenez, Tanner Leonhardt, Austin Roberts, Skylor Rausa and Tanner Leonhardt. Not pictured is Brianna Deason. Contributed photo
Southwest High School's theatre department was recently named 2016 Ozark-7 One-Act Play champions.