Friday, February 21, 2014

Two area schools to advance to regional theater conference

Students from Central Academy for Technology and Arts and Northwest School of the Arts are preparing to advance to the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Mobile, Ala., the first week of March.

Ten states in the region are sending their top two high school productions to compete. Based on their performances at the North Carolina Theatre Conference this fall, judges chose CATA and Northwest for the upcoming annual convention.

Schools will be given 45-minute slots to perform. At 7:30 p.m. March 6, Northwest will perform "The Rimers of Eldritch," which is about a murder in a small Missouri town. CATA will go at 7:30 p.m. March 7 with "The Parchman Hour," which is about the Freedom Riders of 1961.

Northwest will hold a final performance of "The Rimers of Eldritch" Saturday, February 22 at 7 p.m. as a fundraiser for the trip to Mobile. There will be a silent auction and bake sale starting at 6:30 p.m., and the school is also raising money to attend the competition through Tickets for Saturday's show can be purchased online here.