Along with Brainerd High School, three other area schools have advanced to their section one-act play competitions.
Aitkin High School will compete in the Section 7A final Saturday in Hibbing, while Wadena-Deer Creek and Walker-Hackensack-Akeley will compete in the Section 6A final Saturday in Wadena.
At subsections Saturday in Aitkin, Aitkin took first place for "The Greek(ish) Myth of Marcyonome" by Alan Haehnel, with Kelly Blake directing.
Students will stage the play for the public at 7 p.m. Friday at the AHS auditorium. Admission is free.
"It's a funny play," said Blake, who led Aitkin to the state festival in 2003. "A typical Greek chorus begins the play, but (the main character) is tired of Greek plays and decides to give them ideas for new material. But everything ends up being a Greek play."
At subsections Saturday in Wadena, W-DC took first place for "The Boat," directed by Jay W. Patterson. The school is hoping to repeat as section champion and return to state, where it earned a top rating last year.
W-H-A took second place for "Final Dress Rehearsal," directed by Debbie Fisher.
Pequot Lakes, Staples-Motley, Pillager and Little Falls also competed at subsections last weekend but did not advance.
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