Category: 2012-2013 Season (Page 1 of 2)
2013 The Massachusetts High School Festival (Massachusetts Educational Drama Guild) includes 115 one-act plays produced by member high schools. Norwood High School will be one of several hosts for the second level of the competition — semi-finals. Student excellence in acting and technical design is recognized at each level, including the selection of an All-Star Company at the finals. Two schools chosen at the State Festival will represent Massachusetts in the New England Drama Festival, the regional showcase of secondary school theatre.
On March 9th, we are honored to host the following productions:
Joseph Case’s ‘Argonautika’
Wilmington’s ‘Still Falls the Rain’
Sturgis’s ‘Booby Trap’
Duxbury’s ‘The Cage Birds’
|8:00 – 8:30||ARRIVAL|
|8:30 – 8:45||JUDGE/CONSULTANT MEETING – IN THE LIBRARY|
|8:45 – 9:15||MEETING FOR DIRECTORS, SUPERVISORS, JUDGES, TIMEKEEPERS – IN THE BAND ROOM|
|9:20||GREETINGS – IN THE THEATRE|
|9:30||PLAY #1 Wilmington H.S. Lamplighters Drama Guild Still Falls The Rain|
|10:30||PLAY #2 Winthrop H.S. Drama Society Winners|
|11:15 – 12:15||LUNCH|
|12:20||GREETINGS – IN THE THEATRE|
|12:30||PLAY #3 Joseph Case H. S. Theatre Company Argonautika|
|1:30||PLAY #4 Hamilton-Wenham Regional H.S. Static|
|2:15 – 2:45||BREAK|
|2:50||GREETINGS – IN THE THEATRE|
|3:00||PLAY #5 Stergis Public Charter School Booby Trap|
|4:00||PLAY #6 Duxbury H.S Cage Birds|
|5:30||PIZZA PARTY – IN THE DINING HALL|
|5:30/6:00||DANCE – IN THE GYM|
|7:00||AWARDS CEREMONY – IN THE THEATRE|
Informational documents and required forms
March 2nd at the METG Massachusetts High School Festival
March 16th at 11:30 am at the Massachusetts Collaborative Festival at Cambridge Ringe and Latin HS
March 19th at 7pm at Norwood High School
Time is out of joint
Our Hamlet is set in some re-imagined late 1700s–early 1800s Danish court, although both time and place are unpinned from historical accuracy. The artistic focus is to create a place and time far from our own in which costuming establishes the majesty of Court, while allowing the actors free movement.
Unlike many contemporary productions, in our play, swords don’t become guns, and yet our soldiers carry muskets. Our Ghost dresses as a Medieval soldier to ensure some recognition that he appears from another time and dimension.
Though this be Madness, yet there is Method in it…
Although formally titled The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, we did not focus solely on Hamlet’s flaws. Our play searches for the humor embedded throughout the play, which is often lost in film adaptations. Claudius knows to a certain extent what Hamlet is up to and Hamlet knows what Claudius is up to. Revenge and madness triumph.
Cast and Crew
Hamlet: Leo Blais Leo Blais
Claudius: Chris Little Matthew Foley
Gertrude: Christina Grillo Mia Ferreira
Ghost: Austin Mathieson Frank Schuth
Horatio: Alexis Turchetta Alexis Turchetta
Polonius: Robert Way (1/17, 1/18), Alexander Hartgrove (1/19, 1/20)
Laertes: Caitlyn Lee Caitlyn Lee
Ophelia: Claudia Marchionda Madison Tribuna
Rosencrantz: Stephanie Cutler Stephanie Cutler
Guildenstern: Danny Hernon Danny Hernon
Osric: Ben Kerns Kathryn Klinz
Marcellus: Ben Wong Nick Gassoway
Bernardo: Imani Mitchell Nichole Ring
Francisco: Erin Feeney Erin Feeney
Gravedigger: Austin Mathieson Austin Mathieson
Clowns: Dina Delic, Sam Smith Luis Cheuh, Deirdre Sandstrum
Ambassador: Erin Feeney Erin Feeney
Fortinbras: Tom Little Tom Little
Player King: Anthony Zona Anthony Zona
Player Queen: Erin Feeney Erin Feeney
Players: Ben Wong, Nick Gassoway, Dina Delic
Directors: John Quinn and Mia Ferreira
Stage Manager: Brigid Sandstrum
Fight Choreography: Ian Cardoni
Sound Board Operator: Riley Degre, Zachary Sitar
Lighting Design: Rob Strano
Costume Design: Brigid Sandstrum, Alexis Turchetta, Tess Gautreaux
Set Design: James Bowers
Jimmy Tingle’s “American Dream: Live on Stage and Screen” is a unique theatrical event featuring a film screening of Jimmy Tingle’s American Dream, followed by a Q & A and a Live Jimmy Tingle Stand Up Comedy Performance at the NHS Paul M. Alberta Performing Arts Center on Friday, Jan. 11 at 7:30pm.
A tour de force
Comedy, commentary, and conversation with some of America’s most iconic personalities and social critics, as well as family, friends, and total strangers as they speak up and speak out on the American Dream.
As he weaves his stand up comedy career into the fabric of the American Dream onscreen, you’ll meet Oscar winners and comedians, historians and the homeless as he aspires to make us laugh, to make us think, and encourages us to dream. Featuring the interviews and opinions of Robert Altman, Bobcat Goldthwait, Howard Zinn, Mort Sahl, Janeane Garafalo, Sean Hannity, Lewis Black, Al Franken, Robert Reich, Colin Quinn, Barry Crimmins, Jimmy’s mother Frances and more. Music by Willie Nelson, The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones, The Neighborhoods, and Jimmy Tingle on harmonica.
The live Tingle performance following the Film and Q & A will feature both “The Best Of” material from his previous one person shows as well as new material garnered from the 2012 election season and that week’s headlines – Topical, Timeless, Tingle !!!! Regarded as one of the top social commentators of his generation, Jimmy Tingle’s wry and insightful look at contemporary society shines a bright light on life’s absurdities.
Buy tickets online or contact the NHS Fine Arts Office (781) 352-3546.
- Gen’l admission tickets: $25 advance or $30 at the door.
- Student tickets: $10 advance or $15 at the door.
Performance proceeds will help send Norwood High School Drama program participants to perform at the 2013 American High School Theater Festival/ Fringe Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland.