Chelmsford High to Host First Round of One Act Competition
For the first time ever, Chelmsford High School is proud to host the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Education Theatre Guild High School One Act Competition. This event will be held on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Chelmsford High Performing Arts Center.
The competition, which includes 115 one act plays produced by member high schools, is organized on three levels; preliminary, semi- final and state. Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level, including the selection of an All – Star Company at the finals.
Students from Billerica, Tewksbury, Bromfield, Narragansett, Bradford Christian Academy, North Middlesex Regional HS, and Peabody will be competing alongside Chelmsford in this event. The first play will be presented at 9am. Tickets are available at the door and are $7.00 for students, $10 for adult. Chelmsford High’s entry is “The 39 Steps”, and is scheduled for a 2pm show.
The 39 Steps” directed by Lauren Cochran is an adaptation and reinterpretation of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic film “The 39 Steps” about an average man, Richard Hannay, thrust into the world of espionage and mystery while on the run from the police for a crime he didn’t commit. The role of Richard Hannay is played by Shayan Sobhian, who is a junior at CHS. The adaptation by Patrick Barlow reinterprets the show as a comedy, with two actors called “Clowns”, performed at Chelmsford High School by John Adams and Cameron Zamagni, performing all the other roles besides Hannay, the mysterious Annabella Schmidt, played by Sarah Duffett, Pamela, the proper Englishwomen, played by Celia Chevalier, and The farmer’s wife, played by Erica Lundin. The remainder of the cast is an ensemble, who using their bodies’, make up the surrounding settings including an apartment, a train, and the London Palladium.
Please join us and enjoy a day of Theater at Chelmsford High School’s Performing Arts Center!