Framingham Drama Company Moves On To State Finals

FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High School Drama Company is returning to the state finals of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild’s drama festival.

Forty-two schools competed on Saturday, with 14 schools qualifying for the state finals. Two schools from each of seven sites moved on to the final round.

The winner will be announced on April 1.

Framingham hosted one of the semifinal rounds. At the Framingham location, both Framingham and Joseph Case High School moved on to the finals.

The high school’s company won the state’s drama festival last year with a comedy.

This year’s production is a steampunk-styled verision of the Greek play Electra.

The show features a cast and crew of more than 75 students in a 40-minute one-act play.

Framingham High junior Cleopatra Mavhunga has the lead role of the oldest daughter Electra.

Mavhunga won an individual award last night for her performances.

The show also features original music from Framingham High senior Jordan Ramsay, who also won an award last night for his musical composition.

Sophmore Natalia Buitta, who portrays Chrysothemis, the youngest daughter in the play, also won an acting award.

Senior Emily Koekkoek was given the David Dooley Award last night and also won an award for lighting design.

Alison Castaneda received an award for set design and Julie Bertelli received an award for hair & makeup.

An ensemble award was given to Katie Hewlet, Catherine Giorgetti, Jessie Landes, Jordana Kagan, Kayala Safford, Symphony Shea, and Emily Dupcak.


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