The regional competition of the Maine Drama Festival, known informally as the “one acts” as each school presents a one-act play, were held Friday and Saturday at nine locations across the state. 17 schools in two categories — Class A, for schools with 525 students or above, and Class B, for schools with less than 525 students — will advance the the state finals, set for March 21 and 22 at Camden Hills Regional High School (Class A) and Yarmouth High School (Class B).
For Class A schools, the winners were Oceanside High School in Rockland with “The Never Ending Story”; Falmouth High School with “Charm”;, Windham High School with “The Spirit of Life”; Scarborough High School with “Jack and the Ruffians”; Skowhegan Area High School with “The Tragedy of Tragedies”; Gorham High School with “Mother Hicks” and Bangor High School, with the student-written “It’s Personal.”
For Class B schools, the winners were Orono High School with three plays by Samuel Beckett; a combined entry from both Stearns High School in Millinocket and Schenck High School in East Millinocket with “15 Reasons Not To Be In A Play”; Oak Hill High School in Wales with “Worlds Afire”; Madison Area High School with “Everyman”; Fort Kent Community High School with “Opus”; Mt. View High School in Thorndike with “The Belfry”; Mt. Desert Island High School with a commedia dell’arte play; Yarmouth High School with “Josephine’s Stories”; Freeport High School with “Unhappily Ever After” and Lisbon High School with “The Imaginary Invalid.”