FRAMINGHAM – The Framingham High School Drama Company is advancing to the semifinals in the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s state drama festival.
Three high schools out of the eight schools that competed at Wayland High today advanced.
There were 14 opening round competitions today, with three schools advancing at each locations. Some schools competed today, and some schools will compete tomorrow, March 3.
Framingham High’s entry was based on the book Animal Farm by George Orwell.
Framingham High also won two acting awards and an award for hair & makeup.
Caitlyn Doucette, who designed the hair and makeup for the 40-minute production, won the award.
Mike Celestin (pictured) won an acting excellence award for his role as Old Major.
Natalia Buitta won an award for acting excellence for her role as Napoleon.
UPDATED: The drama company also won an award for music. The award was presented to Brendan Qi (piano), Alex McLaughlin (guitar), and Diego Castrillo-Vilches (drums).
Framingham High will host a semifinal round of the METG drama festival.
UPDATED: The drama company plans to stage a benefit performance of Animal Farm on March 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets will go on sale sometime on Sunday.