AUBURN – Edward Little High School’s one-act team will present the comedy “How Does a Thing Like That Get Started” Saturday, March 21, at the Auburn Middle School auditorium.

The team recently performed at the Regional One-Act Festival where it placed second to Skowhegan High School. In addition, the team was recognized with a commendation for ensemble work, and individual awards were given to Chad Gagnon, Hannah Martin and Claire Ross for lighting design and execution. Four cast members, Chris Camire, Ashley DeBlois, Justin Leclair and Jordan Richmond, received All-Festival Cast awards.

“How Does a Thing Like That Get Started,” by Pat Cook, centers around a small Southern town. Doc (played by Camire) is an “Our Town”-type narrator who introduces all the local people in the town. Myrtle and Maude (played by DeBlois and Angela Simpson) are two feisty old ladies ready to start rumors. Along the way we meet Titus Lydecker, (played by Richmond) a local straight off the farm; members of the town spit and whittle club, Harley, JC and Efrem (played by Aidan Boardman, Matt Blanchard and Leclair); an over dramatic Beulah (played by Ally Todd); the general store owner/manager Cy Oglethorpe (played by Nate Fairchild); and our almost-in-love interests, Editor Mead and Miss Underwood (played by Greg Judd and Lydia Cox).

Behind the scenes are team members Gagnon, technical director and producer; Ashley Gallagher, student director; and Kim Tremblay, stage manager. Technical staff includes Ian Mulligan, Doug Kester, Claire Ross and Hannah Martin; stage crew includes Sam Cullen, Sadie Bonang and Mary Wooten.

Gifford’s ice cream will be served from 6 to 6:45 p.m., with the show to begin at 7. Tickets are $8 at the door.


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