High School Events
The Cast of the 2013 Senior Class Play, And Then There Were None
Emelie Chace-Donahue played The Princess in The Frog Prince, a minstrel in St. Odelia and in 3rd Grade, much to her dismay, Emelie played The Town Crier in London Marketplace. She played one of The Three Norns in The Death of Baldur, Atalanta in Jason and the Golden Fleece, the cursed witch Cundry in Parzival, an indecisive king in Her Three Kings and Olivia in Twelfth Night or What You Will. In Our Town Emelie played both Professor Willard and Mrs. Soames, and this year Emelie plays the role of Miss Emily Brent in And Then There Were None.
Zoe Chace-Donahue played The Princess in The Frog Prince (along with every other girl in her class), a flute player in St. Odelia, The Milkmaid in London Marketplace and Frigga in The Death of Baldur. Zoe's favorite part was in 5th Grade as a dragon-tooth soldier. Zoe has also played Lady Cunniware in Parzival, a talking column in Her Three Kings and Juliet in Twelfth Night or What You Will. She was Rebecca and Samantha Craig in Our Town and an innkeeper in The Shepherds Play. And Then There Were None is her last play and Zoe is very excited to be playing Dr. Armstrong, where she is double cast and will be seen in two performances.
Phoebe Clewley has played several roles in Merriconeag productions; Viola in Twelfth Night or What You Will, Emily in Our Town and Huckle in The Shepherds Play. She also has taken on many roles outside of school: an orphan in Annie, a dancing spoon in Beauty and the Beast and many roles in Boston Ballet and Portland Ballet’s productions of The Nutcracker. Recent roles include the young lover of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, Louisa in The Sound of Music, The Cricket in Cricket on the Hearth, and a villager in Into the Woods. Phoebe is delighted to be playing the role of Doctor Armstrong in Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None.
Tim Morse, who plays the role of Mr. Rogers, a middle aged man servant, is excited to once again be a part of this year's senior class and to be putting on this production of And Then There Were None. In 1st Grade Tim played a very convincing rock as a part of the stone well in The Frog Prince and in London Marketplace, Tim sold balloons to the townspeople. Tim also played a Norse god in The Death of Baldur and was Jason leading his fearless Argonauts across the seas in search of the Golden Fleece. In Twelfth Night or What You Will, Tim took on the role of a well weathered sea captain and was also seen as Crispin in The Shepherds Play.
In 1st Grade Devon was one of many princesses in The Frog Prince. She was a lady courtier in St. Odelia, The Pear Vendor in London Marketplace and Freya, The Goddess of Love and War, in The Death of Baldur. Devon was a princess, a tree and a part of the river in Jason and the Golden Fleece, Queen Herzeloyde in Parzival, Lady Johanna and a guard in Her Three Kings and in Twelfth Night or What You Will, Devon played the disguised Viola. In Our Town Devon was one of three Narrators and also played Muckle in The Shepherds Play. Devon will be playing Vera the Secretary and Narracott the Ferryman in the production And Then There Were None.
Before arriving at Merriconeag, Zoe Oswald was in several plays. In Kindergarten she was a cloud and a hedgehog in How the Sun Was Brought Back to the Sky. Later she was a school child in the chorus of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, a mermaid in Peter Pan and Lacey in Sunday Night.
This will be Holly’s second production with Merriconeag High School. In 2012 Holly played an innkeeper in The Shepherds Play. Now she will be performing in And Then There Were None as the character Mrs. Rogers. Holly is also an apprentice with Maine State Ballet’s company and has been in many of their performances since she was eight years old. This year Holly performed in Maine State Ballet’s production of Paquita, Can-Can Parisien, The Nutcracker, The Magic Toyshop, Tap Tap Jazz, and Alice in Wonderland. Her favorite role that she has performed is The Columbine Doll in The Nutcracker.
Jack Pierce played The Well Wall in The Frog Prince, a knight in St. Odelia, a street performer in London Marketplace, Thock in The Death of Baldur, an Argonaut in Jason and the Golden Fleece, Narrator in Her Three Kings, William Shakespeare and Sebastian in Twelfth Night or What You Will, Doc Gibbs in Our Town, and this year plays Phillip Lombard in And Then There Were None.
Skyler Samuelson was a princess in The Frog Prince and a recorder playing lady in St. Odelia. In London Marketplace, Skyler was a ribbon vendor and The Death of Baldur saw Skyler as a prophetess of the underworld. She was a tree and a singing minstrel in Jason and the Argonauts, a grail maiden in Parzival and Eleanor in 7th Grade's Her Three Kings. Skyler was away for a time, missing productions of Twelfth Night and Our Town. She returned in 11th Grade as the Angel Gabriel in The Shepherds Play. In Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, Skyler plays the role of Justice Wargrave.
In 1st Grade Nowell Stoddard played a stone that was part of a well in The Frog Prince. He has also played a baker selling pastries in London Marketplace, the Norse god Forseti in The Death of Baldur and a dragon-tooth soldier in Jason and the Argonauts. Nowell was also seen as Feirfitz in Parzival and was a messenger and the British prince Geoffrey in Her Three Kings. In Twelfth Night or What You Will he played the riotous Sir Toby Belche. On returning to Merriconeag in 11th Grade, Nowell played Joseph in The Shepherds Play. Nowell is cast as General John Gordon Mackenzie in the seniors' production of And Then There Were None.
Ben Tindall is excited to play the role of Anthony Marston in Agatha Christie's And Then There Were None. Ben has played the part of The Well in The Frog Prince, a minstrel in St. Odelia, The Watchmaker in London Marketplace and a shade in The Death of Baldur. Moving to the upper building, Ben was Theseus in Jason and the Golden Fleece, Gurnemanz in Parzival, King Henry the II in Eleanor's tale of Her Three Kings and in Twelfth Night or What You Will, he played both Sebastian and William Shakespeare. In high school Ben played George Gibbs in Our Town and The Star-Singer in The Shepherds Play.
Teagan Wu first performed as a princess in The Frog Prince. She was also a nun in St. Odelia, a hat maker in London Marketplace, Hela in The Death of Baldur and in Jason and the Golden Fleece, Teagan played one of King Medea's sisters. She has also performed as Siguna in Parzival, a maid in Her Three Kings, Fabiana in Twelfth Night or What You Will, Rebecca and Samantha Craig in Our Town and The Mean Innkeeper in The Shepherds Play. Now in 12th Grade, Teagan is playing the role of Gina Marie Blore in And Then There Were None. She also played the role of a crown bear in one of the May Faire plays.
Rose Mary Burwell is relatively new to life in the theater, making her way out of the Art Room in recent years. She was seen onstage as Huckle in The Shepherds Play and has performed offstage working her costuming/set/prop wizardry for the Merriconeag productions of Metamorphoses, Man of La Mancha and, most recently, The Matchmaker. She hopes audiences will enjoy And Then There Were None as much as she does!
David Barham has directed Waldorf plays for the past twenty years. His elementary school plays include a Chanukah play performed in Mexico, The Death of Baldur (Grade 4); Rama & Sita of the Golden Age (Grade 5); The Wanderings of Odysseus (Grade 5); Las Cantigas de Santa Maria (Grade 6); The Man Who Counted: The Mathematical Adventures of Beremiz Samir (Grade 6); The Doctor in Spite of Himself (twice - Grade 7); Fiddler on the Roof (Grade 8); The Tempest (Grade 8); and Momo (Grade 8). He co-directed Marta Rackmales 7th Grade Shakespeare play.
Designing Schools for Nature Connection & Community Involvement:
Tues, July 7, 7:00 - 8:30 pm,
Community Hall, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
$10/person suggested donation.
Join us for an evening of exploration with Matt Bibeau, Co-Director of the Institute of Permaculture Education for Children, into how we can support the transition towards providing children with abundant opportunities to connect and learn with nature.
This event is co-hosted by Merriconeag and The Resilience Hub of Portland Maine.
Circus Smirkus at Merriconeag:
Monday, August 3 & Tuesday, August 4, 1:00 & 6:00 pm,
Grade School Campus, 57 Desert Rd, Freeport.
THE BIG TOP TOUR IS COMING TO TOWN
with our own high school student, Sarah Norden,
as part of the amazing cast!
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