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Chelmsford High School to Host and Compete in M.E.T.G. Drama Festival

For the third year, the Chelmsford High School Theater Guild, under the direction of Lauren Cochran, will be hosting the preliminary round of the M.E.T.G. (Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild) Drama Festival.

Chelmsford High School to Host and Compete in M.E.T.G. Drama Festival

For the third year, the Chelmsford High School Theater Guild, under the direction of Lauren Cochran, will be hosting the preliminary round of the M.E.T.G. (Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild) Drama Festival. 

On March 1, Chelmsford High School will be one of eight schools performing a one-act play and judged by a panel of adjudicators.  The M.E.T.G. has been doing festivals for over 85 years.  The day at this preliminary level starts with 114 schools performing in several locations throughout the state.  Each play presented cannot run more than 40 minutes (or run the risk of disqualification).  From the eight schools at each site, three are chosen to go to the semi-final round (March 15).  Once the semi final round is completed (where two schools are chosen per site), the weekend long State Finals festival is held at the John Hancock Hall in Boston, March 27th – 29th.

Schools competing in Chelmsford include:  Burncoat High School, Narragansett Regional High School, North Central Charter Essential School., North Reading High School, Sharon High School, Randolph High School, and Wilbraham & Monson Academy.  All shows will be presented in the CHS Performing Arts Center, and the first one begins at 9 am.  Tickets are $10 for the entire day, all eight shows, and can be purchased at the door.  This is quite a deal for a full day of great student theater!

CHS is pleased to perform their entry into the M.E.T.G. Festival.  This year the one act is entitled Civil Blood and was written by Eloise Hoffman.  Civil Blood tells the tale of Edwin Booth (brother of John Wilkes) and his struggles with the tragedy that engulfed his family while trying to mount a production of Romeo and Juliet.  Cast and crew members of Civil Blood include:  Christopher Torres, Heather Conti-Clark, Hannah Riffe, Tim Chase, Arun Venugopal, Lucas Muratore, Amanda Lococo, Emma Barker, Emma Lovas, Jenifer Arnal, Zachary Sneeringer, Corey Ross, Kamran Sobhian, Michael Giammasi Wang, Peter Curtis Molly O’Keefe, Alyssa Genereux, Becca MacKillop, Michaela Goss, Meghan DiBacco, Jenny Mitchell, Hayley Rose, Katelyn O’Donnell,  Abby Hirsch, Adam Hirsch, Owen Carpenter, Kate Dugas, Eleanor Langthorne, Evan Smith, Cyrinah Morris, Becky Driscoll, Stephen Kender, and Stephen Driscoll,.

If you have any questions or require further information, please contact Mrs. Lauren Cochran at 978-251-5111 ext 5593 or email her at cochranl@chelmsford.k12.ma.us


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