If you like live theater, you'll want to be at MDI High School this weekend, March 6-7, as MDI will be hosting the Downeast Regional of the Maine Drama Festival.

Drama festival rules dictate that each show must work within strict guidelines that limit show length (40 minutes) and setup and strike times (five minutes each.)

Tickets are $10 for Adults and $5 for Students and Seniors per session. Doors open 30 minutes before the first performance of the session. No photography or videotaping is allowed.

FRIDAY EVENING SESSION
TimeSchoolPlay Title and AuthorDirectorType
7:00PMDeer Isle- Stonington High SchoolThe Book Store by Adam SzymkowiczJohn LincolnComedy
8:00PMWashington AcademyThis is Not a Pipe Dream by Barry KornhauserCathy JohnsonDrama
9:00PMMount Desert Island High SchoolA Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate BensonCasey RushComedy
SATURDAY AFTERNOON SESSION
TimeSchoolPlay Title and AuthorDirectorType
12:00PMHampden AcademyCheaters by Don ZolidisJennifer GuareDrama
1:00PMBangor High SchoolThe Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar WildeDeb Elz HammondComedy
2:00PMShead Memorial High SchoolMercedes’ Circus bySarah BartlettCaryn ChahanovichDramedy
SATURDAY EVENING SESSION
TimeSchoolPlay Title and AuthorDirectorType
7:00PMEllsworth High SchoolSelections from Talking With by Jane MartinJasmine IrelandDrama
8:00PMBrewer High SchoolSelections from Durang Durang by Christopher DurangRich KimballComedy