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Manchester-Essex Middle School recently gained the opportunity to see the first viewing of the high school's Dramafest performance. The drama club used the opportunity as a test run in front of a live audience before the official competition.

Bella Schmidt and Steven Ascolillo played two important roles in the Dramafest competition. Ascolillo played a Spanish speaking hotel service boy named Manuel. Schmidt played an obnoxious elderly woman, Mrs. Richards, who was a guest at the hotel. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Bella Schmidt and Steven Ascolillo played two important roles in the Dramafest competition. Ascolillo played a Spanish speaking hotel service boy named Manuel. Schmidt played an obnoxious elderly woman, Mrs. Richards, who was a guest at the hotel. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Manchester Essex Middle School attended the first viewing of the play Fawlty Towers. The drama club put on one performance for the middle school and one for the high school prior to the actual competition on Saturday. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Manchester Essex Middle School attended the first viewing of the play Fawlty Towers. The drama club put on one performance for the middle school and one for the high school prior to the actual competition on Saturday. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Alex Buck, senior Landon Komishane, and junior Steven Ascolillo show distress in this scene. The drama club was scheduled to compete against other schools in the one act play competition on Saturday. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Alex Buck, senior Landon Komishane, and junior Steven Ascolillo show distress in this scene. The drama club was scheduled to compete against other schools in the one act play competition on Saturday. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Hannah Parker and Alex Buck played husband and wife as owners of the hotel. In the play, Mr. Fawlty is trying to hide from Sybil, his wife,that he has been betting on horses and has won. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Hannah Parker and Alex Buck played husband and wife as owners of the hotel. In the play, Mr. Fawlty is trying to hide from Sybil, his wife,that he has been betting on horses and has won. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Alex Buck’s character was introduced at this point of the play as the hotel manager named Mr. Fawlty. Since “Fawlty Towers” was a British TV series they decided to act out only one episode called Communication Problems. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Alex Buck’s character was introduced at this point of the play as the hotel manager named Mr. Fawlty. Since “Fawlty Towers” was a British TV series they decided to act out only one episode called Communication Problems. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Maddie Shaw also played the character of the hotel secretary named Polly. During the play, her character tries to help Mr. Fawlty hide from his wife that he bet on horses. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

Sophomore Maddie Shaw also played the character of the hotel secretary named Polly. During the play, her character tries to help Mr. Fawlty hide from his wife that he bet on horses. Credit: Ainsley McLaughlin and Phoebe Savje for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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