The regional competitions for the 2019 Maine Drama Festival — also known as the one-act play festival — were held this weekend in nine locations around the state.
Nearly 80 schools and more than 1,000 students participated in the regionals, in which high school theater groups presented a one-act play over the course of the two-day festival. Winners from class A (schools with 550 students or more) and class B (schools with fewer than 550 students) will then go to the state finals.
Competitions were held at Brewer High School, Caribou High School, Mt. Desert Island High School, Skowhegan High School, Medomak Valley High School in Waldoboro, Lawrence High School in Fairfield, Bonny Eagle High School in Standish, Mt. Blue High School in Farmington and Thornton Academy in Saco.
The winners from each competition and the plays they performed are as follows:
Brewer High School
Class A winner: Hermon High School, “Scenes from Epic Proportions”
Class B winner: Central High School (Corinth), “The Perfect Ending”
Caribou High School
Class A: Gorham High School, “Antigone Now”
Class B: Stearns High School (Millinocket), “The Distracted Scholar’s Guide to Literature and Drama”
Mt. Desert Island High School
Class A: Yarmouth High School, “The Secret Affairs of Mildred Wild”
Class B: Ellsworth High School, “The Little Prince”
Lawrence High School
Class A: Lawrence High School, “Conform!”
Class B: Orono High School, “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”
Skowhegan Area High School
Class A: Skowhegan Area High School, “A Dopey Fairy Tale”
Class B: Foxcroft Academy (Dover-Foxcroft), “A Mistake”
Medomak Valley High School
Class A: Lincoln Academy (Newcastle), “The Snow Maiden”
Class B: Oceanside High School (Rockland), “A Play With Words”
Bonny Eagle High School
Class A: Falmouth High School, “A View From the Bridge”
Class B: Maine Coast Waldorf School (Freeport), “Metamorphosis”
Mt. Blue High School
Class A: Lewiston High School, “Tracks”
Class B: Winslow High School, “Just a Stage He’s Going Through”
Class A: Noble High School (North Berwick), “Arlecchino’s Big Mistake”
Class B: Lisbon High School, “Scenes From the White Snake”
Class A state finals will be held at Camden Hills Regional High School, and class B finals will be held at Ellsworth High School, both on March 22 and 23. Regional winners will perform the same plays at the state finals.