Searsport encore, then on to states

By Dagney C. Ernest | Mar 16, 2017
Courtesy of: MacKenzie Philbrick The consequences of a horrendous car crash are explored in Searsport District High School’s one-act drama “The Cost of a Drive.” Pictured in Maine Drama Festival Class B finalist production are Cole Dubois and Paige Ireland.

Searsport — Searsport District High School will present a community performance of its original drama “The Cost of a Drive” Thursday, March 23, at 6:30 p.m. at the school, 24 Mortland Road.

Admission is by donations that will help Chris Goosman and her student co-director and playwright MacKenzie Philbrick take their cast and crew to the Maine Drama Festival Class B state finals Friday and Saturday, March 24 and 25, at Yarmouth High School, 286 West Elm St. Searsport’s one-act won in its class at the Midcoast Regional March 10 and 11 at Oceanside High School in Rockland.

While competition schedules are subject to change, the Searsport District High School troupe is scheduled to perform last in the 6 p.m. Friday session. Admission to any of the state final’s three sessions is $8, $5 for students. For more information about the state finals — and for results posted Sunday, March 26 — visit the Maine Drama Fest page on Facebook.

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Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for more than 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

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