Thursday, March 8, 2012
A number of ABRHS teams and clubs have been competing against their peers from other schools and emerging victorious. Read on for the latest news from the MIAA tournaments, METG Festival, and more.
ABRHS Principal Dr. Alixe Callen could use a clone about now. Despite being out six of seven evenings last week, she wasn’t able to witness all the athletic match-ups and competitions on her calendar. In an email to parents this past Monday, Callen called her students’ success “unbelievable” and explained why it was just too much to ask her overscheduled staff to provide bus transportation and supervision to students who want to see their peers compete at out-of-town locations. “I do hope that families will consider attending together,” she wrote. Here is the latest information on the aforementioned competitions: Festival Play, Fuenteovejuna Proscenium Circus’ rendition of the Spanish classic, adapted for festival by ABRHS Spanish teacher …
Friday, March 2, 2012
After two well-received performances at the high school this week, the cast and crew of Proscenium Circus' version of Fuenteovejuna are ready for Saturday's competition.
On Saturday, March 3, 2012, the cast and crew of Fuenteovejuna will compete in the preliminary round of the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild's High School Festival. Fuenteovejuna, an adaptation of the Spanish classic written by ABRHS teacher Diego Mansilla and directed by Linda Potter, will take the stage at Leominster High School at 11:15 a.m. The show features dramatic performances, including scenes of violence, and is recommended for audience members aged 13 and over. Admission is $10 and is good for all eight 40-minute shows on Saturday. Three school's plays will advance to the semi-final round of the festival to be held on March 10, 2012.
Monday, December 19, 2011
Proscenium Circus members have begun rehearsing their Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild competition entry, an adaptation of Fuenteovejuna.
After ABRHS sophomore Roan Shea underwent shoulder surgery, he knew that a break from playing sports would be necessary. Shea hadn’t quite figured out what to do with this newfound time when a group of friends encouraged him to try out for Proscenium Circus’ festival play, Fuenteovejuna. Shea’s only prior theatre experience was working on a stage crew as a 7th grader, taking Linda Potter’s Intro to Acting class and playing the lead part in last year’s freshman class play. Remembering Potter’s course as “awesome” and the class play experience as “one of the best times of my life,” Shea set out to memorize a monologue and a small passage from the script. He had two days to prepare for his audition. When call backs were posted, Shea’s name …