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Greater Lowell Tech Drama Students Showcase Skills in Two Plays

Senior Brooklyn Savard looks up as robots approach her in Greater Lowell Tech's production of "10 Ways to Survive the End of the World.” (Courtesy Photo Greater Lowell Tech)

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 TYNGSBOROUGH — Students from the Greater Lowell Tech Drama Club recently performed in two back-to-back productions for community members.
On April 11 and 12, students performed "10 Ways to Survive the End of the World” and "Fourteen Lines." 
"Over the last few years our eclectic group of fledgling actors have come from a diverse background," Director Christine McCarthy said. "This year's group of GLTHS drama students put in the work and dedication to make two stellar one act plays come alive and mesmerize our largest audience yet."
In the plot of the first performance, students must grapple with the daunting idea that the world could end at any moment while overcoming a wide range of obstacles -- from robots to a nuclear Armageddon, to aliens and giant bunnies. The comedic show had audience members laughing in their seats as students acted out author Don Zolidis' how-to guide.
During "Fourteen Lines," the main character, Carly, played by senior Brooklyn Savard, of Lowell, struggles with trying to fulfill her own goals while battling her impulses to help others. Carly and her friends are in danger of failing their English class and not graduating, unless they can memorize and recite a Shakespearean sonnet.
The assignment brings out a series of reactions from the friend group. Phil, played by freshman Aidan Butler, of Lowell, takes on a nonchalant approach, while Chris, played by sophomore Miles Berthiaume, of Tyngsborough, is virtually paralyzed by his anxiety of not accomplishing the task. Carly worries about her own abilities to complete the assignment, but works to keep everyone on track.
"My main goal is to make a career in acting, not necessarily become famous and make money but to do something I love that makes me happy," she said.
Both nights went off without a hitch, with students connecting with the audience and forming last memories with everyone involved in the club. Savard, who was sad to see her last production at Greater Lowell Tech come to an end, is excited for what the future holds.

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