Teen thespians will stage ‘Great Pandemonium’


AUBURN — The show goes up tomorrow night. The set isn’t finished. The stage manager is an ex-Marine. The sound technician is a wise guy. The actors either don’t show up or if they do, they can’t really act. And, the school principal is breathing down the director’s neck.

Such is the setting for “The Great Pandemonium,” which will be staged by Edward Little High School’s One-Act team on Saturday, April 3, at Great Falls Arts Center.

Director Jarred Nusthorp (played by Matt Blanchard) tries to pull his cast and crew together for a technical rehearsal the night before the show. Hannah Martin plays the school principal; Ashley Gallagher is the stage manager, Janet; and Chris Camire is the incompetent, wise-cracking technician named Oz.

Lydia Cox plays a ditsy cheerleader; and Ashley DeBlois is the props girl who has a tendency to quit. The bumbling actors, played by Duncan Gelder, Caroline Dunn and Jordan Richmond, round out the ensemble cast.

“The Great Pandemonium” is directed by Debbi Bishop and Derrick Lacasse.

The show was recently performed at the Maine Regional One-Act Festival, where Blanchard, Gallagher and Camire received All-Festival Cast Awards for their performances.

The April 3 show, which will also feature a performance by the Edward Little Improv team, will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $4 at the door. The arts center is on Academy Street.

Variety show will benefit E.L.’s drama club

AUBURN — The Edward Little High School drama club will host its annual variety show fundraiser on Thursday and Friday, March 25-26, at Great Falls Arts Center.

 Featured will be high-school students as well as faculty members.

 The show will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students and seniors; $8 for adults. They will be sold at the door.