A scene from the Lincoln Academy 2019 One Act Play, “The Snow Maiden”

Lincoln Academy’s 2019 One Act play “The Snow Maiden” came took third place at the Class A State Drama Festival, narrowly missing second place by only one point. The festival took place March 22-23 at Camden Hills Regional High School. Yarmouth High school came in first and Noble High School placed second.

Lincoln’s cast and crew had a “spectacular showing on Friday night,” according to LA theater teacher and One Act director Griff Braley. “Audience response was very strong and the kids received lots of accolades from their peers throughout the weekend.”

“This year’s panel of judges gave a very low number of awards to participants,” said Braley, but Lincoln was recognized in the following categories: May Halm and Kayleigh Tolley for original choreography; Wenxin Liang Wendy Qin for music composition and performance; Rachael Schuster for acting, and Sequoia Patton for Costume Design.

“The Snow Maiden” was the Class A Regional Champion and showed three times to full and enthusiastic crowds at Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy before going to the State Festival. Students created the lighting design, choreography, wrote original songs and instrumental music, designed costumes, built sets, and stage-managed the entire show. “I could not be prouder of a group of students,” said Braley of his cast a crew. “They put together one of the most beautiful pieces of original theater I have ever seen, and performed and behaved in ways that make me extremely proud to be their coach.”