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Student playwrights excel at festival

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The award-winning student playwrights at New Canaan High School are, front row from left, Lauren Perone, Lillian Engel and Lizzy Crigler; back row, Anna Oxman, Charlotte Engel, Lauren Mellinger, Elizabeth Koennecke and Allegra D'Virgilio.

The top five winners in the New Canaan High School Theatre's 25th annual Drama Festival May 1 to 3 cast and directed their one-act plays.

Each year the festival offers one-act plays written by students, who are responsible for all aspects of the production. The festival's theme was "SNAP," which was interpreted in many ways by the student playwrights -- some recalled the finger snapping at a poetry reading, another a photographic snapshot; one play was about snapping emotionally.

The winning playwrights selected for the festival were:

First place: Charlotte and Lillian Engel for "Snapshot"

Second place: Anna Oxman and Lauren Perone for "Into Reality"

Third place: Elizabeth Koennecke and Lauren Mellinger for "The Snap of Your Fingers"

Fourth place: Lizzy Crigler and Annie Ludtke for "Irony"

Fifth place: Allegra D'Virgilio for "Snap"

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