WISCASSET HIGH SCHOOL drama students will perform Barton Bishop’s dark comedy “Things Fall (Meanwhile)” during regional competition on March 9. They are, in front from left, Cormac Walsh, Charlene Reed (EMT 1), Cameron Mugnai (Herman Lanford), Rachael Berry (EMT 2), Katie-Lyn Mills (Narrator 1), Becca Erskine, Emilee Delano (Narrator 2), and Annalisa Haase (Keb Jackson); in back, Michaela Trudeau (Emily Piper), Abby Dunn (Screenwriter and Pi’s Mother), Alyssa Urquhart (Meg’s Cello), Logan Conley (Pi’s BFF), Kyle Shute (Schizm), Nathan Austin (sound), Director Jean Phillips, Jasmine Smith (Schizm's wife), and Joseph Chapman (Peter). Missing from photo are Ally Lambert (Narrator 3); Morgan Suydam, Carolyn Footer (lights), Ryan Hanley and Hannah Campbell.

WISCASSET HIGH SCHOOL drama students will perform Barton Bishop’s dark comedy “Things Fall (Meanwhile)” during regional competition on March 9. They are, in front from left, Cormac Walsh, Charlene Reed (EMT 1), Cameron Mugnai (Herman Lanford), Rachael Berry (EMT 2), Katie-Lyn Mills (Narrator 1), Becca Erskine, Emilee Delano (Narrator 2), and Annalisa Haase (Keb Jackson); in back, Michaela Trudeau (Emily Piper), Abby Dunn (Screenwriter and Pi’s Mother), Alyssa Urquhart (Meg’s Cello), Logan Conley (Pi’s BFF), Kyle Shute (Schizm), Nathan Austin (sound), Director Jean Phillips, Jasmine Smith (Schizm’s wife), and Joseph Chapman (Peter). Missing from photo are Ally Lambert (Narrator 3); Morgan Suydam, Carolyn Footer (lights), Ryan Hanley and Hannah Campbell.

WISCASSET — Wiscasset High School drama students will perform Barton Bishop’s dark comedy “Things Fall (Meanwhile)” in a regional competition at 7: 30 p.m. March 9 at Freeport High School

“ Things Fall ( Meanwhile),” directed by WHS drama teacher Jean Phillips, is a darkly funny, yet dramatic piece about two young women who inadvertently alter other people’s lives, according to a release from the school, which describes the play as follows:

Meg ( Hannah Campbell), a music prodigy accidentally drops an air conditioner from her sixth floor window. It hits and kills Kev Jackson. She is so ridden with guilt that she can no longer hear music. Meanwhile, Kev’s sibling, Keb (Annalisa Haase), is so affected by her sister’s death that she loses all ability to communicate and can only speak gibberish.

Meanwhile, Emily Piper (Michaela Trudeau), in a fit of anger, throws her javelin over the mountains and impales travel writer Herman Lanford (Cameron Mugnai).

How these two girls deal with the guilt that follows and how they seek and receive redemption is all part of this wacky, funny, yet moving, drama.


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