Seven area schools competed Jan. 27 in the Region 5B one-act play contest at James Valley Christian School in Huron. The top two schools, De Smet and JVC, advanced to the state competition Feb. 5-6 at South Dakota State University in Brookings. There will be no audience allowed because of COVID restrictions, but the competition will be livestreamed on the SDSU Facebook page. The De Smet cast presented “Good Masters! Sweet Ladies” by playwright Laura Amy Schlitz. Jennifer Rudebusch directed, and April Rusche was assistant director. All five De Smet actors received outstanding actor awards. The cast includes Willem Lim, left, Aria Gruenhagen, Carly Wiese, Sam Gigov and Matthew Rusche.