From the 2005 - 3rd Annual One Act Play Festival on the Mumford was sponsored by Alternatives, Pickwick
Players Community Theatre Company and The Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation. The festival was a great
success in every way.
This year’s festival was judged by Linda and
Tom Saupe. Linda has been very active in the Worcester area theater community as both a director and
an actor. Tom Saupe is a former theater professor and managing director. He has also worked as a producer, designer and actor
in the Worcester area.
Labels are for Soup Cans, an original play conceived, performed and written by the students of Northbridge
Middle School and Caroline Ramian, won the
award for Best Play at the One Act Play Festival on the Mumford.
The play dealt with various peer groups of middle school
students deciding whether or not to attend a school dance - a variety of pressures and problems facing today’s youth
are openly discussed and resolved.
Flop Cop, directed by John Deedy and
performed by Dave Mavricos and Kyle Kilcoyne of St. John’s HS, Shrewsbury, had the
audience laughing as a police officer, in the best tradition of film noir, tries to subdue an unruly playwright.
James Bronwell won the Best Actor award for his monologue
entitled Sitting on the Bench,
in which a British coal miner laments his failure to become a judge.