02/26/2013

High School One Act entry 'Dead Man Walking' set for five Cape performances March 5-7; 19 and 20

Cape Elizabeth High School's Theatre Department has taken on a "big challenge" in producing "Dead Man Walking" as its entry into the regional One Act Festival March 8 and 9 at Bonny Eagle High School.

Local performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, March 5, 6 and 7; and 7 p.m Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20, 2013, all at the High School auditorium. Admission is $5.

"The play has mature themes and is best suited to high school and adult audiences," said director Richard Mullen. "It addresses the role of rehabilitation in our criminal justice system."

Mullen said the festival gives the theater program a chance to feature its most accomplished students in light and sound design, and in leading roles.

The Cape production is adapted from the script by Tim Robbins from the book by Sister Helen Prejean. "In Cape’s production, we follow Prejean’s journey as spiritual advisor to a death row inmate," Mullen said.

Last year's entry, "Find Me" earned first-runner up awards in the state festival finals.

For more information please contact Mullen at the school, 207-799-3309