United Christian Academy wins comedic theatre award

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NEWPORT — Nine students from United Christian Academy recently participated in the Regional One Act Festival in St. Johnsbury.

The festival included productions from five Vermont schools.

Under the direction of drama instructor, Meredith Gaines, UCA presented a play titled, Mustardseed, a comedy by Doug Cooney, which follows four fairies backstage during a production of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

The cast was awarded a Certificate of Merit for “Expression of Comedy,” and individual Acting Awards were presented to Madeline Lippmann and Madeline Strepka.

Five regional festivals took place in March, followed by an upcoming State Festival next month.

Madeline Lippmann was also selected to the all-star cast, which is invited to work with a professional director to present an original show on Friday night of the State Festival on April 5 in Essex.

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