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FRAMINGHAM – Framingham High School will compete in the Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild’s (METG) Drama Festival starting Saturday, March 4 at Sharon High School.

Tonight, March 3, there is a benefit performance at Framingham High at 7 p.m. of Machinal by Sophie Treadwell. Tickets will be sold at the door.

“Inspired by the infamous 1927 murder trial of Ruth Snyder, Machinal is a gripping drama by American journalist and playwright Sophie Treadwell. It’s America’s Golden Age, a time of happiness, freedom and prosperity––or is it? For one young woman in the industrial, male-dominated world of the 1920s, life is nothing like she hoped it would be. Restless and unfulfilled in a passionless marriage and an unwanted motherhood, she finds her only joy in the form of an illicit love affair. But when reality sets in and she must return to her routine existence, she’ll go to any lengths to regain her freedom. A groundbreaking work in the landscape of American theatre, Machinal is a riveting look at the danger that can come from a life unlived,” noted the Framingham High School Drama Company.

In the drama festival entry, students have 40 minutes to set up the stage, act the performance, and then remove the stage. 

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The last time Framingham High on the state’s drama festival was in 2016. Framingham has won the title only twice.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.