The shows will go on! Maine State Drama Fest’s regional competitions being held this weekend

COVID-19 is limiting some opportunities for Maine high School students to perform again this year. The 2022 Maine State Drama Festival’s regional, one-act competitions are being held live this year including Friday-Saturday, March 25-26, in Ellsworth High School’s Theater of the Mad Jesters and Saturday, March 26, at Mount Desert Island High School. Masks are required. Doors open 30 minutes before the first performance of each session. No photography or videotaping is allowed. Mobile devices must be turned off.

Ellsworth High School, Friday, March 25

Admission is $8 per adult and $5 per students and tickets will be sold at the door.


6 p.m. Brewer High School, “Adaption,” Elaine May

7 p.m. Maine Central Institute, “Journey of Edward Tulane,” Dwayne Hartford

8 p.m. Waterville High School, “Werewolf,” William K. Gleason


Ellsworth High School, Saturday, March 26

1 p.m. Belfast High School, “4 a.m.,” Jonathan Dorf

2 p.m. Erskine Academy, “And,” Alan Haehnel

3 p.m. Searsport High School, “Paper or Plastic,” Werner Trieschmann

7 p.m. Mount View High School, “Complaint Department and Lemonade,” Kamron Klitgaard

8 p.m. Ellsworth High School, “Slipping,” Madeline Henry


Mount Desert Island High School, Saturday, March 26

Admission is $10 per adult and $5 per students and seniors and tickets will be sold at the door.


1:30 p.m. Calais High School, “Selfie,” Bradley Hayward

2:30 p.m. George Stevens Academy, “Macbeth,” William Shakespeare

3:30 p.m. Deer Isle-Stonington High School, “Elektra,” Elizabeth Brendel Horn

6:30 p.m. Bucksport High School, “Conflict,” Wade Bradford

7:30 p.m. MDI High School, “Kafka’s Metamorphosis,” Steve Moulds


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