These Shining Moments

Scenes from this year’s One Act Competition


One Act is a theater competition in which every aspect of a show is judged. Schools move through district, regional, and state competition rounds. 


This year’s One Act show selection is These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich. The show follows a group of four women, Catherine Donahue, Charlotte Purcell, Frances O’Connell, and Pearl Payne, and their fight against the unjust working conditions at Radium Dial Company.


Novi placed first in regionals, and moves on to the state competition at Central Michigan University on February 17, 2023.