Camden Hills previews its one act

By Dagney C. Ernest | Feb 21, 2014
Photo by: Marti Stone Jonah Carter leads the Camden Hills Regional High School cast of "Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark" through a rollicking reconfiguration of “Hamlet.” Front from left are Elizabeth Cummons, Lindsey Taylor, Trevor Fowles, Carter, Bethany Vix, Nick Greer and Emily Lewis; and, in the ramparts, Kate Sensenig, Audrey Lane, Kate Hodgson and Rebekah Schade.

Rockport — The drama students of Camden Hills Regional High School are going comic for this year’s Maine Drama Festival, presenting Joseph Wallace’s "Something's Rotten in the State of Denmark" as its one-act entry.

The troupe will preview the comedy for the community Friday, Feb. 28; and Wednesday, March 5, at 6:30 p.m. in the Strom Auditorium of the school. Admission will be $5 at the door.

The show, directed by Camden Hills’ Technology Coordinator Tom Heath, puts 14 students and Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” through their paces, offering a romp of an actor’s nightmare. The cast features Joe Simmons, Jonah Carter, Elizabeth Cummons, Emily Lewis, Audrey Lane, Kate Sensenig, Kate Hodgson, Rebekah Schade, Jac Bakley, Jacob Corney, Nick Greer, Beth Vix, Lindsay Taylor and Kara Robak.

The production staff is, as is Camden Hills tradition, a large one. Hannah Corney is the show’s scenic artist. The set was designed by Violet Bemis and executed by the set crew of Bemis and Hannah Corney, Meg Dowd, Gavyn Powers, Sara Wandell and Zachary Stern. Chase Winn and Ryan Shields are handling lights and Aiden Lammert, sound. The costume crew features Savannah Berryman-Moore, Kate Rich and Anna Gambell. Hair and make-up are handled by Hannah Holte, Elissa Bower, Lalita MacDonnell, Rebecca Kluger, Jenna Wells, Keely O'Connell and Meriel Lamb.

Camden Hills will compete in Class A the final night of the Midcoast Regional, held Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8, at Oceanside High School in Rockland. Two weekends later, Camden Hills will host the Class A finals. For more information on the upcoming festival, visit mainedramacouncil.com.

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Dagney has been providing Courier coverage of the local arts scene since 1985 and has helmed the multi-paper A&E section since it debuted in 2003. She has been a local performing artist, community and professional, for almost 30 years and spent a decade writing, producing and announcing on-air for several Midcoast radio stations. When not in the NewsNest, Dagney likes to be in motion.

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