Wild Hare Productions’ “Lone Star” takes First Place, Best Set, and Best Actor at SCTA
GREENVILLE, S.C.—In only its first year of competition eligibility, Greenwood’s Wild Hare Productions earned First Place at the South Carolina Theatre Association’s Community Theatre Festival in November 2015 with its production of James McClure’s “Lone Star.” With the win, Wild Hare advances to the Community Theatre Festival of the Southeastern Theatre Conference (SETC) in March of 2016 in Greensboro, N. C.
The show was directed by Wild Hare’s Artistic/Executive Director, Bess Park. Park also earned the festival’s award for Outstanding Set Design. The action of the show takes place behind Angel’s Bar in the rural Texas town of Maynard. Spare tires, crushed beer cans, and the weathered bench seat from an old van created the sense of a space left behind, much like the characters in the play.
The production starred Chris Allen as Roy, Wally Dorn as Ray, and Byron Hilley as Cletis. All three have been frequent performers in Wild Hare and Greenwood Community Theatre productions. Allen took home the festival’s Best Actor award for his portrayal of a Vietnam War veteran struggling to regain his sense of direction after a tour of duty.
The production has drawn enthusiastic crowds in three prior Greenwood runs since May of 2014. Greenwood audiences will have a final opportunity to see the show during an SETC preparation run the final weekend of February 2016.
Wild Hare Productions seeks to provide innovative theatre and dance performance and education to Greenwood and surrounding communities. Its next offering will be a double bill of Ellen Byron’s one acts “Graceland” and “Asleep on the Wind.” For more information on Wild Hare events, like its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/wildhareproduction.