In the upcoming weeks, over 2000 students from 70 high schools will be preparing for the 81st Annual Maine Drama Festival.
March 9-10, at eight regional competitions across the State, schools will present plays ranging from the classics to original student-written plays. Schools compete in two classes: Class A (over 550 students) and Class B (less than 550 students).
At each of the regional competitions, a panel of three judges will decide which performances advance to the State Finals (March 23-24). The Class A finals will be held at Falmouth High School and Class B will be held at Yarmouth High School. The outstanding performance at each State Final will be nominated by the judges to participate in the New England Drama Festival (April 26-28 in Guilford, N.H.)