The one-act play troupes of Belfast Area High School, Searsport District High School and Mt. View High School will visit each other’s schools this week as a preview for next weekend’s Maine Drama Festival Regionals.

Each evening of the second annual Tri-District One Acts Show will begin at 7 p.m. All three schools will present their one-act comedies Thursday, Feb. 25, at Mount View, Route 220 in Thorndike; Friday, Feb. 26 at BAHS, 98 Waldo Ave.; and Saturday, Feb. 27 at SDHS, 24 Mortland Road.

Each year, these schools, along with other high schools around the state, prepare and compete in the Maine Principals Association Maine Drama Festival, a one-act play competition. Schools compete in classes determined by student count: Class A comprises schools with more than 550 students; and Class B is for those with fewer. Belfast competes in Class A, and Searsport and Mt. View compete in Class B.

Searsport and Belfast will compete at Rockland District High School and Mt. View will head to Skowhegan High School for the regionals Friday and Saturday, March 5 and 6. The Class A finals will be held at Camden Hills Regional High School in Rockport and the Class B finals at Yarmouth High School Friday and Saturday, March 19 and 20. The state winners of the two divisions have the opportunity to travel to the New England Festival in April, to be held in Maine this year at Falmouth High School.

The Waldo County plays are varied and should prove to make for an enjoyable evening of entertainment. Searsport is presenting Mark Aloysius Kenneally’s “Slipping Him the Tongue.” Belfast is doing “Don’t Say Macbeth” by Burton Bumgarner. Mt. View is producing an original play, “Grounded,” written by student Jason Fine. Admission at the door will be $5.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to