AUBURN — The Edward Little High School One-Act Team will be putting on a production of “Lafayette No. 1,” by Mandy Conner, on Sunday, April 29. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center, 30 Academy St. The performance is free of charge, but donations will be accepted.
On the streets of New Orleans in 1816, the yellow fever epidemic is spreading. A group of orphans called the Forgotten are at risk, and not even the police or politicians will help. Lizzie Landry, a brave young girl, is the only one who will help, bringing them bread and befriending them. But when the yellow fever starts to affect her life, she and the Forgotten must stick together to try and save the city’s most vulnerable citizens.
The cast recently competed in the Regional One-Act Festival at Camden Hills, bringing their entire set and costumes on the two hour journey. The set, designed by seniors Zach Gagne and Katherine Gilpatrick, is made up of four moving tombs, along with stage flats.
Several members of the cast have worked with other theaters, including the Community Little Theater, the Theater at Monmouth, Fiddlehead and Studio 48/NERTC. Katie Luu as Lizzie Landry, and Mason Lagasse as leader of the Forgotten, Harris Carol, have a dynamic that is captivating throughout the show., Both earned awards for their performances at the regional festival. Sophie Wood, as Marie Wagner, and Evy Bilodeau as Margarette Wagner, also received awards for their outstanding portrayal of a sister relationship that captivated the judges.
EL’s One-Act Team, from left, Olivia DuBois, Giles Paradie, Debora Bishop, director, David Ballard, Zach Gagne, Jordon Reynolds, Katherine Gilpatrick, and Maxwell Draper. Second row: Dominique Cyr, Sophia Jones, Colleen Basque, Aaron Hart, Kaleb Perry, Annabelle Pendleton and Abby Hart. Front row: Sophia Wood, Katie Luu, Mason Lagasse, Danica Hemond, Maureen Brann and Melissa Pawlina.