Feb 042014

One-Act Play directors (L-R): Emily Olson, Zach Berard, Ben Rocco, and Jill Carleton

One-Act Play directors (L-R): Emily Olson, Zach Berard, Ben Rocco, and Jill Carleton

The Fifth Annual Festival of One-Act Plays takes the stage at Groton-Dunstable Regional High School this week. The graduating classes of 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017 have prepared one-act plays to be judged by community judges.

The curtain goes up Thursday, February 6 at 7 p.m. and Friday, February 7 at 3 and 7 p.m. at the Groton-Dunstable Regional High School. The 3 p.m. show is a new idea this year, so more students will be able to attend a show just after the school day ends.

A quick synopsis of the performances:

  • Class of 2017: Lockdown by Douglas Craven, directed by Jill Carleton. The freshmen cast: Hannah Crocker, Catherine de Groot, Kasia Jezak, Jack Malone, Callum McLaughlin, Lucy McNamara, Michael Suchecki, Rhiannon Taylor, Sylvia Thomas, and Hannah Young
  • Class of 2016: Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, edited and directed by Emily Olson. The sophomore cast: Laura Barranco, Avery Ferrante, Ethan Gaines, Katie Gleason, Renee Hampton, Matthew Murch, Annaliese Patten, Nick Pellizzari, Sam Ryu, Casey Sjobern, and Michael Viaes
  • Class of 2015: Wherefore Art Thou Romeo? by Mike Willis, directed by Ben Rocco. The junior cast: Sam Boggiano, Ian Henriques, Julia Murray, Meg O’Reilly, Caroline Phelps, and Jack Phelps
  • Class of 2014: The Brothers Grimm Spectaculaton by Don Zolidis, directed by Zach Berard. The senior cast: Adriana Barranco, Lori Brackett, Emily Gaines, Gianna Hitsos, Amanda Kennedy, Rachel Olson, and Sarah Stevens