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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
415 South 31st Street
Temple, TX 76504

Natasha Tolleson
(254) 215-7036

Technical Director
& Assistant Director
Carlen Gilseth
(254) 215-7302

Theatre Instructor,
Lights & Sound Teacher
Kayla Stewart
(254) 215-7112


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25 Years

Temple's UIL One-Act Play team has been the District Co-Champion for 25 years in a row (as of March 2017). No other UIL team at Temple High holds such a record.

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2015-2016 Highlights

Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

3rd Place in Texas, Div. 2
UIL Dramatic Design Group

3rd Place & 6th Place
Individual Entries in
UIL Dramatic Design

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of seven in Texas)

Seven Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Participate in
All-State Show (Big Fish) 

2014-2015 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Theatre Marketing

Texas Thespians,
All-Star Troupe
(one of four in Texas)

Six Events Advance to
International Competition

Three Students Selected for
All-State Show (Big Fish) 
Cast and Crew

Natasha Tolleson named to
Texas Thespian Hall of Fame

Second Runner-Up
Texas UIL 5A State Finals
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of over 250 schools)

2013-2014 Highlights

International Thespian
Champion, Film

Texas Thespians,
Main Stage Performance
The Secret Garden

11 Events Advance to
International Competition

10 Students Advance
to State Finals in
UIL Theatrical Design
(2nd Highest Number of
Any School in Texas)

Texas Top 12, UIL 5A
One-Act Play Competition
(Out of 257 schools)

Texas State Champion
UIL Film Contest
Division 2, Narrative

Texas State Champion
UIL Group
Theatrical Design

2nd Place in Texas,
UIL Set Design

4th Place in Texas,
UIL Marketing Design