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Fort Kent students to premier one-act play ‘Ives’ Five Lives’

FORT KENT, Maine — Fort Kent theater students will present the one act play, “Ives’ Five Lives,” this week. 

SAD 27 educator Doug Clapp is director of the five-section comedy adventure, which draws from the works of playwright David Ives. 

The students would normally perform the play live at the Regional Drama Festival One-Act Play competition, which The Maine Principals Association and Maine Drama Council sponsor. 

Due to COVID-19, the competition will not take place this year. 

Instead theater students at Maine high schools will submit videos of their productions which will not be judged, but will be viewed by one another. 

Clapp said he selected the five-section play to allow the many interested drama students an opportunity to participate in acting roles. 

The students will present their work at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 18, Friday, March 19, and Saturday, March 20, at the Fort Kent Community High School cafeteria. The show lasts less than an hour. 

Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students and are available by contacting drama students or by calling Fort Kent Community High School at 207-834-5540. 

Students are fast at work at the Fort Kent Community High School cafeteria preparing the set of their upcoming play, “Ives’ Five Lives.” Standing left is Olorin Braun-Epp, kneeling is Oliver Caron and standing right is Hannah Chasse. (Jessica Potila | St. John Valley Times)

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