Cambridge Rindge and Latin students make it to drama finals

March 28, 2014 by  

Students from the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School made it through the semi-finals, competing against 46 other schools last week at the Massachusetts High School Drama Festival for 2014. Most likely the school is using banner printing around the school to let the community become aware of this achievement as the school moves on to the next round.

The performed Naomi Iizuka’s play ‘Anon(ymous)’ and competed as one of 14 schools at the John Hancock Center in Boston yesterday for a chance to represent Massachusetts next month in the New England Drama Festival. The festival began this month with 115 schools from across Massachusetts.

During the competition, there is only 40 minutes to set up before the performance and then 40 minutes to do the play. Anon(ymous) is the story of Anon, a young refugee, who leaves his war-torn country and encounters a wild series of people as he tries to find a new home in America

There is a great deal of emotional outpouring in the play and the stage has a backdrop made of cloth that connects to one of its central themes, which is clothing. According to Phoebe West, a set designer and senior, the design needed to be exact as there is only 40 minutes to get everything in place for the performance.