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Rockland Village Soup - March 6, 2004

Regional drama competiton kicks off in Rockland
By Daniel O'Connell

ROCKLAND (March 6, 2004): Regional competition in the 2004 Maine Drama Festival went off to a bang Friday night as the casts from four high school took to the stage at Rockland District High School in a bid to qualify for the state finals.

Of the four performances in the Division 1 competition Friday, three came from schools in the Midcoast. Georges Valley opened the competition with Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest," Medomak Valley performed Paul Elliot's "The Legacy," while Rockland performed Yuri Barabovsky's "Variations on Friar John's Failure." Wiscasset closed out the first day of competition with Glen David Gould's "The Tears of Squonk, and What Happened Thereafter."

Two schools from each of the six Division 1 regionals and two schools from each of the three Division 2 competitions will move onto the State Finals on March 19 and 20. Winthrop High School will host the Division 2 finals.

Competition resumes at noon on Saturday when Searsport, Camden Hills, Belfast and Mt. View take to the stage for the afternoon session before Bucksport and North Haven wrap up the competition in the 7 p.m. evening session.

Related Links:

  • The Importance of Being Earnest.

  • Variations on Friar John's Failure.

  • Medomak Valley High School.

  • Georges Valley High School.

  • Rockland District High School.

    Based in Camden, Daniel O'Connell can be reached at 207-236-8468 or by e-mail at