2020 UIL One-Act Play
4A District 8 Contest
Saturday, March 7th 2020 at Argyle
Honorable Mention All-Star Cast
Nolan Roark, Sophomore
Dylan Elmore, Senior
Layla Bryson, Sophomore
Gentry Phillips, Sophomore
Kat Trimble, Sophomore
UIL Bi-District OAP Contest
Of Good Stock, by Melissa Ross
THE STORY: When legendary novelist Mick Stockton died, he left his three daughters a house in Cape Cod, control over his books, and a whole lot of issues. Years later, the men in their lives struggle to be a part of this elusive family’s legacy. It’s not always easy keeping up with the hurricane of the whip-smart and sharp-tongued Stockton Sisters. Especially during a weekend filled with dramatic confrontations and surprising confessions. A raw, poignant, and hilarious look at the fun and dysfunction of family.
“Smoothly paced, occasionally touching, and…as comforting as a quart of mint chocolate chip ice cream, eaten straight from the container.” —The New York Times.
“The reunion… leads to upsetting revelations, the airing of grievances, clumsy tendernesses, and forgiving ruminations that volley across the stage in a zany, often very funny cacophony…Ross’s characters are drawn with assurance, wit and gentle mockery—we definitely have met these people…” —Los Angeles Times.
“Laugh-out-loud funny…relatable and thoroughly entertaining.” —Entertainment Weekly.
“Ross displays a flair for writing sharp, funny dialogue.” —The Hollywood Reporter.
“An engrossing mix of humor and heart. Ross’s three sisters strike a fine balance between the comfortingly recognizable and enchantingly fresh.” —TheaterMania.com.