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One Act Play

One Act Play Production

2023-24 School Year

2023 District C1-1 One Act
Wednesday, November 29th, 2023
Centennial High School (Utica, NE)

Schedule PDF
9:00 AM – Palmyra
9:45 AM – Fillmore Central
10:30 AM – Centennial
11:15 AM – Freeman
12:00-12:45 PM – Break
12:45 PM – Aquinas Catholic
1:30 PM – Tri County
2:15 PM – Johnson County Central
3:00 PM – Lincoln Lutheran
3:30-4:00 PM – Break
4:00 PM – AWARDS

2022-23 School Year

For the 2022-23 school year, the JCC Drama Department performed Fighting Demons by Angela Hill. They held their public performance on Friday, November 18th at 7:00 p.m. at the elementary auditorium in Tecumseh.

The play tells the story of 10 teenagers who find themselves trapped and fighting their own demons. The teens must choose whether to stay trapped or fight their way to freedom. This play does contain some adult content so viewer discretion for younger audiences is advised.  

On Wednesday, November 30th, 2022, JCC traveled to Geneva for their district competition. The competition was tough and the crew gave a very powerful performance that impressed the audience attending and the judges. At the end of the day, JCC ended up placing 5th out of 8 schools. The tech crew earned 3rd place from the tech judge. JCC also had 11 students earn outstanding performance awards. If you see any members of One Act, please congratulate them on their efforts at Districts and throughout the entire season.  It was a challenging play discussing difficult topics and the students all did a great job giving a powerful performance each time connecting with the audience. 

The outstanding performance awards were:
Trevin Huskey
Dani Lueders
Cameron Lowther
Levi Othmer
Rita Ceballos
Anzel du Preez
Ava Klein
Maya Straka
Kimy Orozco
Saige Rother
Catherine Wendt

Crew members:
Christina Serrano
Maecee Neemann
Salena Conley
Ashley Beethe
Sergio Valles
Daisy Gardner
Jorge Prado
Briana Robeson

Other members worthy of recognition:
Wyatt Case
Theresa Doiel
Charlyn Bobdilla
Zeke Burki
Melissa Lowther
Sunnie Rother
Kinze Gordon
Madison VanLanginham
Lee Xayaphonesongkham

Assistant Coach: Amy Little
Head Coach: Matt Dierking

2022 JCC One Act

2017-18 School Year

One Act competed at ECNC on November 14th, placing eighth out of eleven teams, with the comedy, “It’s Not You, It’s Me” by Don Zolidis. Hannah Swanda, Simon Rother, and Boston Bailey received Outstanding Actor awards. Our public performance had a larger turnout than last year and spare change was collected to get the Drama department closer to new curtains in the elementary auditorium. Thank you to all who turned out to support us!

District competition will be at Midland University at Fremont on November 29th. We perform second at 9:45 a.m. and would love to see you there. State One Act will be at Norfolk High School in the Johnny Carson Theater on December 7th.    

One Act cast members are as follows: Simon Rother, Hannah Swanda, TJae Roesener, Dylan Robinson, Sarai Ares, Brady Clements, Micaela Francisco, Katelyn Alexander, Haley Beethe, Eli Waring, Levi Dorsey, Genevie Allen, Chloe Curry, Kylie Kleespies, Andruw Stafford, Joseph Rodriquez, Saylor Rother, Aldo Reyes, Boston Bailey, Jordyn Dorsey,  and Sebastian Rojas.

Crew members are Carly Broadfoot, Hailey Clark, Kole Kleespies, Cheshire Burger, Zadie Plager, Erika Cruz, Savana Mallard, Autumn Nolte, Kathia Castor,  Emalee North, Macee North, Sam Buss, Joachim Boog, Monica Thipphavong, and Aleisha McDonald.

Mr. Matt Dierking is assisting us again this year.

- Wendi Buggi

One Act - November 17, 2017

2016-17 School Year

The Johnson County Central High School presents "You're Driving Me Crazy" by Todd Walligner. It consists of four short plays about eager potential drivers facing the challenge of meeting the expectations of the driving examiner. One driver brings along her entire family to cheer her on and another driver must take the road test with his ex-girlfriend. I’m truly excited to see our student actors shine in this play! Please come and cheer on the JCC drama team at the competitions! We would love to see you there!

- Wendi Buggi


Performance Schedule
All performances are open to the public. Admission prices vary.
Tuesday, November 15th
    ECNC - Lofte Theatre (Manley)
Friday, November 18th
    Public Performance in the Elementary Auditorium at 7:00 p.m. 
Monday, November 21st 
    Public Performance in the Elementary Auditorium at 2:45 p.m. (elementary & middle school students will attend)\
Monday, November 28th
    Districts - Central Community College (Columbus)

Cast of "You're Driving Me Crazy"


TJae Roesener

Mr. Pinkley

Brady Clements

Ms. Van de Groot

Micaela Francisco


Schyler DeFreece


Keaton Kleespies


Haley Beethe

Little Susie

Annika McDonald


Hannah Swanda

Mr. Sanchez

Dakota Cook


Sopha Kongmanyvong


Simon Rother

Ms. Granville

Sara Kettelhake


Jordan Hunzeker (Understudy: Gen Allen)


Crew Members:
    Carley Broadfoot
    Hailey Clark
Setup/Take Down/Curtain/Cues
    Aleisha McDonald
    Chandler Williams-Towle
    Rylee Woodcook
    Mark Splichal
    Sam Buss
    Josh Bailey
    Kole Kleespies
    Eli Waring
    Sopha Kongmanyvong
    Katie Alexander
    Mya Tams
    Amber Lowther
    Trinity Mahoney
    Gen Allen
    Jen Acosta

2015-16 School Year

For more information on the Drama Department's production of "Harvey" please visit here. Performances will be Friday, April 29, 2016 and Sunday, May 1, 2016.

Johnson County Central High School students drew the curtain on a successful end to their One Act Play season, placing runner-up at the District C1-1 Play Production competition.  The competition was held at The Lofte Theatre in Manley on Tuesday, December 1, 2015.

More than thirty JCC students participated in the production of John Minigan’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors.  Four JCC students received Outstanding Performance awards from the judges: Grant Moles, Eddie Li, Keaton Kleespies, and Schyler DeFreece. 

Other high schools competing in our district included Louisville, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinauer, Elmwood-Murdock, Yutan, Palmyra, and Southern.  Louisville placed first at Districts and proceeded to win the C1 State Play Production Championship.

November 23, 2015

The JCC High School Drama Department has been diligently preparing this year's one act play production.  This year's production is an adaptation by John Minigan of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. In this 30-minute one act play, two sets of twins are separated at birth.  As adults, they land in the same town, and a comedy of mistaken identity ensues!  

You are invited to view this production on Monday, November 23 at 7:00 PM at the Elementary Auditorium in Tecumseh.  Price of admission is $5.  For this event, you'll receive a pop and popcorn with the price of admission.  

You may also see the production as we compete in district competition on Monday, November 30 at 10:20 AM at the Lofte Barn Theatre in Manley, Nebraska.  Price of admission is $5.

November 3, 2015

Pop, Popcorn, and a Play!  JCC High School Drama Department proudly presents an adaptation of William Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors this Friday, November 13 and Monday, November 23 at 7:00 PM at the Elementary Auditorium in Tecumseh.  In this 30-minute one act play, two sets of twins are separated at birth.  As adults, they land in the same town, and a comedy of mistaken identity ensues!  Price of admission is $5.  For this event, you'll receive a pop and popcorn with the price of admission.  Please join us for this special event!


A Play in One Act Adapted by John Minigan
From the Original by William Shakespeare
Two sets of twins separated at birth are reunited through a comical sequence of events based on mistaken identity after landing in the same town.
Produced by special arrangement with Theatrefolk (www.theatrefolk.com)

Performance Schedule:
All performances are open to the public. Admission prices vary.
Saturday, November 7 @ 10:30 AM:
    ECNC @ The Lofte, Manley
Friday, November 13 @ 7 PM:
    Pop, Popcorn & a Play @ JCC Elementary Auditorium, Tecumseh
Monday, November 23 @ 7 PM:
    Pop, Popcorn & a Play @ JCC Elementary Auditorium, Tecumseh
Monday, November 30, Time TBD:
    C1-1 Districts @ The Lofte, Manley
Thursday, December 10, Time TBD:
    NSAA State One Act @ Norfolk HS Johnny Carson Theatre
    (upon qualification at districts)

Please visit the web site www.jccentral.org for more details and updates. Thank you for your support!

The Comedy of Errors - Runner Up 2015