Members and staff of the Bentonville High School Open Guard are proud to present their 2019 production: “In Its Right Place.”
The performance revolves around the particularities of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (more commonly referred to as OCD), a mental disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, ideas or obsessions that plague their daily life. More often than not, the subject will carry out a repetitious ritual to get rid of the obsessive thoughts; but this only provides short-term relief. Resisting the urges of these rituals can cause great anxiety and increased levels of stress when everything isn’t in its right place!
Bentonville High School Open is under the direction of Brian Dutton, with assistance from Austin Nelson, Jarred Carey, Hunter McDaniel, Duane Williams, and Wes Pendergrass. The staff would like to thank Jason Littleton and Ryan Bybee at Digital Performance Gear and Amy Buckbee and Alan Buzalski at McCormick’s for their assistance with set design and costumes this season.
The 2018 Bentonville High School Open Guard was the first Scholastic Arkansas HS guard to achieve finalist status at WGI World Championships. Bentonville HS Open will perform locally as part of the Mid-Continent Color Guard Association and nationally at the WGI Springfield Regional, WGI Southwestern Power Regional, and the WGI World Championships in Dayton, OH.