Cold Weather Forces A 'Late Start' For State One-Act Play Festival
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Despite cold temps in eastern South Dakota, the show must go on. Bitter wind chills will move out of the area on Thursday, meaning the State One-Act Play Festival from Aberdeen will still start tomorrow. However, the start time is later than originally scheduled.

The event will take place at the Johnson Fine Arts Center from the campus of Northern State University. Because of the dangerous wind chills, NSU won’t be re-opening until 12 pm CT on Thursday. This in turn also backs up the start time of the State One-Act Play Festival, which was originally slated to begin at 9 am CT.

On Wednesday, South Dakota High School Activities Association Executive Director Dan Swartos released a revamped schedule for the event.

The @SDHSAA State One-Act Festival will proceed in Aberdeen starting Thurs. Schedule has been altered due to the weather. An updated schedule is at
Coverage of the event can be found at

— Dan Swartos (@danswartos) January 30, 2019

Because of the delayed start time, some performances have been moved from Thursday to Friday, and some moved as well from Friday to Saturday.

Click here to see the updated schedule for the event.