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ACT Presents Spring Play on May 2, 3 & 4: 2 By Albee: The Sandbox x 2 & Seascape

The public is invited to attend 2 By Albee: The Sandbox x 2 & Seascape, performed by students at EASTCONN’s Arts at the Capitol Theater (ACT) magnet high school. Performances are scheduled on Thurs., Fri. and Sat., May 2, 3, and 4, 2019, at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sat., May 4, at the Capitol Theater, 896 Main St., Willimantic.

2 By Albee: The Sandbox x 2 & Seascape is a collaboration among students and faculty from ACT’s Theater, Audio/Visual, Lighting Design, Set Construction and Costume departments.

Each daily performance will feature two plays by Edward Albee with three different student casts. The Sandbox will be performed twice - once prior to Seascape with one cast - and again, immediately following Seascape, with a different student cast.

By choosing this unique “sandwich” approach, director Sandra Evans-Abbott is able to utilize more of the students’ talents and reinforce the importance and overall concept of these plays’ two messages, which are intertwined.

The Sandbox is a 15-minute, one-act play by Edward Albee that premiered in 1960.

Seascape won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for a 1975 Tony Award for Best Play and the 1975 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding New Play (American).

The ACT cast includes senior Naremean Aumaree, Willimantic; senior Katelynn Goodyear, Canterbury; senior Joshua Grover, Willimantic; senior Sierra Ings, Canterbury; senior Malia Peres, Willimantic; junior Carl Baker, Willimantic; junior William Beaudry, Willimantic; junior Maria Bonanno, Uncasville; junior Martha Brewster, North Stonington; junior Aurora Buswell, Andover; junior Sierra Cunningham, Willimantic; junior Trevor Howard, Colchester; junior Summer Stoddard, Hampton; junior Jillian Romagnano, Putnam;    sophomore Aiden Smith, Willimantic. 

Cast members who will also stage-manage include senior Sierra Ings, Canterbury, and junior Aurora Buswell, Andover. Senior Ali O’Keefe, Willimantic, will stage manage.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and students and $5 for alumni and military. For tickets, call the Capitol Theater Box Office at 860-465-5636 or visit the Box Office prior to show time for walk-up ticket sales (cash or check only).

Learn more about ACT at www.eastconn.org/act. ACT is a public, performing arts magnet high school administered by EASTCONN.

EASTCONN is a public, non-profit Regional Educational Service Center that has been serving the education needs of northeastern Connecticut schools and communities since 1980.