FRAMINGHAM – The award-winning Framingham High School Drama Company will stage a benefit performance of Animal Farm tonight, March 1.
Animal Farm is the Company’s entry into the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s 2019 drama festival.
This is the 17th year the high school has entered the festival.
Framingham High will compete in the preliminary round of the festival on Saturday at Wayland High School.
Framingham last won the festival in 2016, with its production of
Sideways Stories of Wayside School.
The only other time, Framingham High won the state title was in 2006 with Tales of Trickery.
Framingham High was a state finalist in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, and last year in 2018.
Animal farm is adapted for the stage by Ian Wooldridge and is based on the classic novel by George Orwell.
“All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.”
Here is the cast list:
Old Major: Michael Celestin
Napoleon: Natalia Buitta
Squealer: Jessie Landes
Snowball: Nick Amico
Muriel: Madi Spear
Clover: Hannah Bossange
Benjamin: Max Connor
Dogs: Amanda Fawell & Caitlyn Luria
Boxer: Antonio Mele
Mollie: Michelle Moran
Hens: Grace Beaudet, Chris Hobin, & Brock Hoey
Horses: Katie McQuail & Jillian Wadland
Cows: Barbara De Freitas & Sarah Morales
Piglets: Hadley Connor & Eva Taub
Human Men: Ethan Kerr
Guitar: Alex McLaughlin
Drums: Diego Castrillo-Vilches
Keyboard: Brendan Qi
The benefit performance starts at 7 p.m. at the high school auditorium.
The show is under 40 minutes, and the drama company is expected to hold a Q&A with the audience afterwards.
Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online at www.showtix4u.com
Directors/Producers: Donna Wresinski and Chris Brindley
Technical Director: Peter Birren
Music Director: Michelle Smith
Production Stage Manager: Emily Dupcak
Assistant Director: Melanie Berman
Assistant Stage Managers: Eliza Menzel and Priscilla Silva
Lighting Chair/Execution: Bridget Donovan
Sound Chair/Execution: Kiana St. Cyr
Projections Execution: Makala St. Cyr
Lighting Crew: Larissa Goncalves and Savannah Johnson
Set Construction Chair: Maddy Wissler
Set Construction: Ian Barney, Madisyn Bradeen-Curet, Kim Can, Madison Chan, Nicole Davila, Nolan Fitts, Trevor Nardizzi, Katherine Smith, Sean Williams, Jess Wulf
Costume Design: Vicky VieBrooks
Costume Chair: Mollie Ackerley
Costume Crew: Lily Karofsky, Sophia Nolan, Celina Rodrigues, Sonnet Shea, Arielle Silver
Make-Up and Hair Design: Caitlyn Doucette
Make-Up Chair: Victoria DaSilva
Make-Up and Hair Crew: Michelle Moran and Maya Puffer
Make-Up and Hair Advisor: Stephanie Henry
Props Chair: Jocelyn Wadland
Props Crew: Rachael Elbl, Brian Fintonis, Haley Hein, Katie Najarian
Faculty House Manager: Leslie Adams Dowst
Chaperone: Teri Shea
Traveling Hosts: Mollie Ackerley, Beiyna Chaparian, Haley Hein, Nick Jaynes, Kirstine Klausen, Amanda Lampl, Tylanna Lurie, Gui Martins, Sophia Nolan, Gabby Rodrigues, Sonnet Shea, AJ Sherwood, Arielle Silver, Fernando Siqueira, Nucci Tramontozzi, Jess Wulf