Charlotte, NC | The Crestdale Drama Club performed at the North Carolina Theater Conference (NCTC) Middle School Play Festival at Spirit Square in Uptown on Saturday, March 30. Students performed “A Wrinkle in Time,” an adaption by Martin Gould of the popular book, written by Madeleine L’Engle.
The NCTC festival celebrates the collective work of middle school theater students across the state. Eleven school from around the region performed 45-minute productions for their peers as well as adjudicators during the festival.
The Crestdale Drama Club introduced audience members to the adventures of Meg and her brother Charles in the search for their lost father on alternate worlds.
After the performance, Judges remarked that Crestdale's usage of the ensemble cast in unison voice and movement was a creative solution to theatrical staging. They were particularly impressed by the lighting effect produced by our students to identify character transportation by the tesseract.
During the awards ceremony, the Crestdale Drama Club received the following:
- Best Visual Effects - Crestdale M.S.
- Best Actor - Marcos M.
- Best Stage Direction / Management - Catie H. & Grant B.
Mrs. Costello, Crestdale drama teacher and advisor for the club, added that she was "...so proud of her students for all their hardwork." She was also grateful to the Crestdale Arts Boosters (CAB) and her parent volunteers for the all the help they provided prior to and during the event.
The Drama Club will present "A Wrinkle In Time" to the community this coming Friday, April 5, at Crestdale. Tickets are on sale at the door for $3 (children), $7 (adult), and $10 (preferred seating). Proceeds from the event will support future Drama Club productions. We hope to see you there!
Congratulations to the Crestdale Drama Club!