Chelmsford high School Theatre Guild

CHS Theatre Guild Hosts METG High School Drama Festival Preliminary Sunday

Theatre Guild to perform one-act Faith and Despondency; one of five one-act plays scheduled at the PAC

CHELMSFORD, MA (Mar. 16, 2022) – The Chelmsford High School Theatre Guild, is entering the Massachusetts Educational Theater Guild (METG) High School Drama Festival with its performance of the Faith and Despondency Sunday, Mar. 20 (1:30 p.m.) at the Carl J. Rondina Performing Arts Center.

Faith and Despondency is an original one-act play produced 12 years ago at CHS and re-adapted for the Festival. The CHS Theatre Guild is one of five one-act plays Sunday:

  • The Cambridge Matignon School: Dark Light/10:30 a.m.
  • Haverhill High School: This Is a Test/11:30 a.m.
  • Chelmsford High School: Faith and Despondency/1:30 p.m.
  • Burlington High School: Radium Girls/2:30 p.m.
  • Academy of Notre Dame (Tyngsboro): Women of Lockerbie/3:30 p.m.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased at the door.

Faith and Despondency depicts the famous Bronte family – authors of Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Agnes Grey – and traces the inspiration of young girls received in youth through adulthood. The play includes a cast and crew of more than 30 students as well as original music by seniors Sachi Badola and Darius Sobhian.

The METG High School Drama Festival is limited to two rounds this year due to the lingering Covid-19 pandemic. Three schools will be selected to move on to the regional round, to be announced next week.

Two open dress rehearsals will be held Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. with admission of $5.

The METG encompasses 78 high school drama clubs over 13 host schools including CHS.


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