Students of Searsport District Middle and Elementary schools are taking a leap into the icy waters of the Atlantic for their debut performance of “Mainers on the Titanic.” This play has been adapted for the stage from the book with the same title by local author Mac Smith.

Performances will be Friday and Saturday at 6 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m., July 31 through Aug. 2, in the cafetorium of Searsport Middle/High School, 24 Mortland Road. Tickets are $5.

Mainers with connections to this maritime disaster are brought to life through monologues and short scenes. Jumping from the doomed vessel, pulling survivors from the ocean to safety and clinging to life on an overturned lifeboat are just a few of the many awe-inspiring tales that happened to Mainers traveling on the maiden voyage of the ill-fated ocean liner.

The cast features Oceana Pacholski-Proctor as Helen Candee, Brookelyn Knowles as Madeleine Astor, Jesse Reynolds as John Astor and Charles Hays, Josh Wilson as William Thompson Sloper, Cheyenne Hebert as Eva Shorey, Jacob Mellor as Andrew Latimer, Braeden MacArthur as Henry Sleeper Harper, Abby Brown as Margaret Burns, Caleb McIntire as Douglas Spedden, Briana Fairbrother as Daisy Spedden, Kaylee Henderson as Dr. Alice Leader, Mylee Henderson as Nellie Leader and Margaret Hays, Shea-Lynn Richards as Emily Borie Ryerson, Kayden Smith as Grace Scott Bowen, Destiny Hebert as Jack Thayer and Mykenzie Tripp as Edward Kent.

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