Competitive Drama

Competitive Drama consists of two events: Contest Play and Group Interpretation. Tryouts for the play occur in December and for Group Interpretation shortly thereafter. After approximately two months of rehearsal, the play and Group Interpretation travel to Conference competition. For two consecutive weekends in March, the two travel to Sectional and State Competition with the Illinois High School Association (IHSA). The Contest Play and Group Interpretation must rank in the top 2 or 3 in Sectional Competition to go on to State Competition.

Contest Plays
H-F has won 17 State Championships for Contest Play in Illinois High School Association competition since 1967.

  • 1967 – 1st place - The World We Live In
  • 1968 – 6th place – Machinal
  • 1969 – 2nd place – Pantagleize
  • 1970 – 6th place – Brick & the Rose
  • 1971 – 2nd place – The Libation Bearers
  • 1973 – 1st place - All the Way Home
  • 1974 – 1st place - Philadelphia, Here I Come
  • 1975 – 1st place - Blood Wedding
  • 1976 – 1st place - Come Back, Little Sheba
  • 1977 – 1st place - Ceremony of Innocence
  • 1978 – 4th place – Hogan’s Goat
  • 1979 – 2nd place – The Shadow Box
  • 1980 – 2nd place – Look Homeward, Angel
  • 1981 – 1st place - Da
  • 1982 – 1st place - The Diviners
  • 1983 – 1st place - The Hostage
  • 1984 – 1st place - Terra Nova
  • 1986 – 1st place - Seven Against Thebes
  • 1988 – 1st place - Good Woman of Setzuan
  • 1990 – 3rd place – Translations
  • 1994 – 3rd place – Levitation
  • 1995 – 3rd place – Mother Courage & Her Children
  • 1996- 2nd place – The Visit
  • 1997 – 2nd place – Fire in the Hole
  • 1998 – 1st place - A Fair Country
  • 1999 – 1st place - The Cripple of Inishmaan
  • 2000 – 1st place - Le Misanthrope
  • 2001 – 1st place - Uncle Vanya
  • 2002 – 1st place – Othello
  • 2006 – 3rd place – Twelfth Night
  • 2012 – 2nd place — Dream of the Burning Boy

Group Interpretation

H-F has placed 17 times in IHSA competition since 1979 with three state championships.

  • 1979 - 4th Place - Parker's Back
  • 1982 - 4th Place - Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
  • 1990 - 9th Place - A & P
  • 1992 - 7th Place - The Wife of Bath's Tale
  • 1993 - 8th Place - Death and the Tango
  • 1994 - 4th Place - Gulliver's Travels (pictured top)
  • 1995 - 8th Place - The Magic Flute (pictured bottom)
  • 1996 - 1st Place - The Catcher in the Rye
  • 1997 - 7th Place - To Kill a Mockingbird
  • 1998 - 8th Place - The Pigman
  • 1999 - 2nd Place - Young Frankenstein
  • 2000 - 1st Place -Great Expectations
  • 2001 - 5th Place - The Great Gatsby
  • 2004 - 4th Place - Candide
  • 2005 - 8th Place - The Five People You Meet in Heaven
  • 2006 - 4th Place – MacBeth
  • 2007 – 1st place – Lysistrata
  • 2008 – 2nd place – Passion Play
  • 2011 – 2nd Place Requiem for a Cellist
  • 2010 — 2nd Place Ordinary People
  • 2012 — 3rd Place Mother Hicks
  • 2013 — 5th Place Tyranny on Trial: Stevenson vs. State
  • 2014 — 7th Place A Patch of Blue
  • 2015 — 12th Place The Bacchae