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Middle Schools To Stage One-Act Plays Friday Night

On Saturday, Cameron, Fuller and Walsh middle schools will compete in the Massachusetts Education Theater Guild Festival. Friday night, the public is invited to attend a special performance of the three, one-act plays at Walsh's auditorium.

Walsh Middle School students will be performing a student-written play called The Invisibles, which is a one act play about middle school struggles to fit in and ultimately acceptance. Credit: Rob Dupcak
Walsh Middle School students will be performing a student-written play called The Invisibles, which is a one act play about middle school struggles to fit in and ultimately acceptance. Credit: Rob Dupcak
This year marks the 10th year that the Framingham middle schools will compete in the state's drama festival.

On Saturday, Cameron Middle School, Fuller Middle School and Walsh Middle School will compete in the Massachusetts Education Theater Guild Festival.

Friday night, the public is invited to attend a special performance of the three, one-act plays at Walsh Middle School's auditorium at 6:30. Tickets are available online in advance at http://www.ticketstage.com) or at the door the night of the performance.

Several hundred students are involved in these shows and have been rehearsing for months.

"Please support them by spending an evening enjoying the fruits of their labor and sending them off with a "theater rally," said Framingham K-12 arts coordinator Donna Wresinski.

Cameron will present The Chronicles of Jane: Book 7 and Fuller Middle will perform Wait, Wait.  Bo Wait.

Walsh Middle School students will be performing a student-written play called The Invisibles, which is a one act play about middle school struggles to fit in and ultimately acceptance. 

The Invisibles deals with the difficulty of middle school life, wanting to disappear, hoping to fit in, trying to overcome obstacles and even coming out, said Walsh Middle School theatre coordinator Sheron Doucette.

The students have been working on the script since January, said Doucette.

Using Google Docs, the students have worked on the project mainly on their own, only coming together once a week until April, said Doucette. 

"It is most definitely a work in progress with some very touching moments," said Doucette. "Some of the stories are fictional but others are based on personal experiences of our students and others are based on people interviewed for the project."

The name of the play was inspired by a song by Hunter Hayes.  

This is the third student-scripted play Walsh Dramatic Paws has produced. Previous productions include Code Yellow and a play on the meaning of art called In the Gallery.
Renee Faubert May 01, 2014 at 08:40 AM
The kids at Cameron have been putting LOADS of effort into their play. I can't wait to go to the competition on Saturday to cheer them on!

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