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Original High School One Act Play Headed to State Finals

The high school's original production of "Making Sense" will go to the finals of the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival next weekend in Boston.

The actors and crew from Theater Workshop are going to next weekend’s finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s One Act festival in Boston.

The group will be performing its own production of “Making Sense” at the on Saturday, March 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets go on sale online starting on Thursday, March 15.

But before the performance in Boston, a performance will be put on in Hamilton for a local audience. On Friday, March 16 at 7 p.m. . Admission is free but donations will be accepted.

Before earning the trip to the finals, the Regional’s Theater Workshop group advanced through the preliminary round held at the high school and the semifinals round at Durfee High School in Fall River.

The Regional’s performance is one of 14 finalists – that's from the 115 One Act performances that began in the competition. It is the third time in the past four years that the Regional’s performance has advanced to the finals.

The 40 students that are part of the club wrote the show in ensemble fashion. Regional teacher Christopher Shailor directs it.

Already, in the early rounds, several Hamilton-Wenham students earned awards as part of the competition. They were:

Excellence in Acting: Jake Namaroff and Liz Callahan

Excellence in Stage Management: Tim Swierzewski and Thomas Grimshaw

Excellence in Live Sound: Aaron Whitman an Tim Swierzewski

David Dooley Unsung Hero Award: Jack McKenzie

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