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"Wonder of the World" Performances November 29 & 30

Public performances of Temple's marathon play entry from the Texas Thespian Festival, Wonder of the World, will be Wednesday and Thursday, November 29 and 30 at 7 PM. (Please note earlier performance time.) General admission tickets are $5. Only credit card tickets will be sold in advance (through Otherwise, tickets will only be available at the door (cash only). The play is rated PG-13.

The comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire was Temple's marathon play entry at the 2017 Texas Thespian Festival and Competition in Grapevine on November 16. The performance had a standing-room-only crowd and Adara Felix won an award as Best Supporting Actress for all marathon plays. 

In the play, nothing will prepare you for the dirty little secret that Cass (Adara Felix) discovers in her husband's (Gabriel Salazar) sweater drawer. It is so shocking that Cass has no choice but to flee to the honeymoon capital of the world in a frantic search for the life she thinks she missed out on. It's a wild ride over Niagara Falls in a barrel of laughs as she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that has her crossing paths with an alcoholic intent on barreling over the falls to spite her estranged husband (Grace Mellette), a lonely tour-boat captain (D'Andre Wright), and a pair of bickering private detectives (Callie Ortega and Seth Little), all of which pushes her perilously close to the water's edge.

Sierra Amalbert plays four characters — Barbara, a helicopter pilot, a waitress and Janie, a clown therapist. Kerynn Ekenrode and Torrie Culp also play waitresses.

Wonder of the World is a hilarious play — so get ready for some craziness. From left: Grace Mellette, Simon Juarez, Sierra Amalbert and Adara Felix. CLICK HERE for a complete photo album from a rehearsal.


Thespian Troupe #1966
Temple High School
Theatre Arts Department
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
Office 254-215-7278

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound
Kayla Stewart

Technical Director
Alicia Green

YouTube (thespiansrus)

29 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play Team has been a District Champion for 29 years in a row (as of March 2021). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2020-2021 Highlights

Texas Thespians:
18 Students Advance to
International Competition

State Champion:
Thespian Team Tech Design

Three Films Advance in
UIL Film Contest

Five State Qualifiers
in UIL Theatrical Design;
Group Wins Bronze Medal

District Speech: 10 of 15
Advancers were from Temple,
Two District Team Champs

UIL One-Act Play Student Body
Advances to State Meet
(5th Time in the last 6 Meets)
Final 8 out of 249 schools

State 2nd Runner-Up, UIL
Theatre Team Champions

2019-2020 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Named a Texas Thespian
Outstanding Troupe (1 of 6)

Named Texas Thespian
All-Star Troupe (1 of 23)

Second Place in Texas
Team Mask Making

Performed Marathon Play
Wilderness for 500 people

UIL One-Act Play Mac Beth
District Champion. Contests
after district were cancelled

2018-2019 Highlights

Mrs. Tolleson Named a
TETA Educator of the Year

Texas Thespian Convention
All 8 Events Advance to
International Competition

Team Mask Making

Team Set Design

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 6)

5th Place
Baby with the Bathwater

Texas UIL 6A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 254 schools)

5th Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

2017-2018 Highlights

Texas Thespian Convention
All 10 Events Advance to
International Competition
(More than any other troupe)

Texas Thespian Performance
of Wonder of the World

Texas Thespian All-Star
Troupe (1 of 10 in Texas)

Nominee, Texas Thespian
Troupe of the Year (1 of 3)

4th Place On the Verge
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)