Carolina Day's Upper School Theatre students presented “The Secret in the Wings” at the North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) this weekend at Gardner-Webb University. The judges recognized their great work with the "Excellence in Ensemble Acting" award, Directors Award, and a special award for "Excellence in Live Music Performance" for Serena Dotson-Smith '16, Xena Jaffe '18, and Zoe Eshan '18.
The North Carolina Theatre Conference (NCTC) is a nonprofit state organization of theatre educators and professionals, colleges, theatre companies. The annual High school play festival is held each fall at regional NCTC sites across the state, showcasing the achievements of over 3,000 students from 100 high schools. At each regional site, 16 high school plays are presented and adjudicated after each performance by theater and arts professionals. NCTC’s High School play festival was named one of the “Top High School Theatre Festivals” by Stage Directions Magazine and is the largest high school theatre event in the Southeast.
Upper School theatre students are performing their One Act Performance: “The Secret in the Wings” Thursday November 12 at 7:05 p.m. in the Upper School Auditorium. The plot features a lively mashup of calamitous fairy tales, presented in a setting much like grandma’s attic, with props to match. Built by the Upper School theater students, the set includes a two-level stair-stepped platform and working vintage lamps. CDS senior and Asheville Rock Academy musician Serena Dotson-Smith sings her original composition, backed on violin and guitar by sophomores Zoe Eschen and Xena Jaffe. Admission is free.