by John Brett
The drama department of Falls Church’s Meridian High School was acknowledged this week for its outstanding production of the comedy, “The Love Doctor,” by garnering a whopping seven nominations, including Best Play, for the prestigious National Capital Area Cappie Awards.
The play, written by 17th century French playwright Moliere, captivated audiences at three sold out performances in March with its wit and over the top humor, It showcased the talent and creativity of Meridian’s theater department led by drama instructor Shawn Northrip.
The nominations included:
- Meridian High School’s “The Love Doctor” production was nominated for Best Play.
- Matthew Bloss-Baum was nominated for the Lead Actor in a Male Role.
- Hugo Ratheau is nominated as a Supporting Actor in a Male Role.
- In the Comic Actor in a Female Role category, Isabel Pierce has been recognized for her comedic prowess and ability to deliver humorous lines with impeccable timing.
- Paxton Hebblethwaite also received a well-deserved nomination for his performance as a Featured Actor in a Male Role.
- Will Albaugh delivered a remarkable performance as “Queen” in a female role and is nominated in the Featured Actor in a Female Role category.
- Carlos Ortiz is recognized in the category of Creativity for his exceptional music composition and orchestration.
- The Cappie Awards celebrate excellence in high school theater, recognizing talented individuals and outstanding productions across the Washington Capital region.
- Meridian High School’s nominations “are a testament to the dedication, hard work, and extraordinary talent of the students involved.”
- The upcoming annual Cappie Awards ceremony will be held Monday, June 12th, at the John F. Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall.