The yearly showcase of theatre arts from Secondary schools across the Northwest travels from community to community each year, a much anticipated and rewarding conclusion to hard work and rehearsal for those that have been selected to participate from their school.
2014 is Prince Rupert's turn to host the event and starting tonight, Prince Rupert residents have three nights of theatre to take in.
With over 120 students from high school students from Terrace, Kitimat, Smithers, Houston, Hazelton and Prince Rupert taking part, Dramafest 2014 will feature nine, one act performances for the Lester Centre stage.
With the first presentations of the three day festival ready to lift the curtain on Thursday night.
Followed by performances on Friday and Saturday evening.
School District 52 will be well represented at this years event, as Charles Hays drama students offer up two performances for the Dramafest Judges and audience.
This year, the students of Alison O'Toole's Drama program at Charles Hays Secondary will be presenting Don't You Love Me, as well as Mind Games as their submissions for the festival.
Show time at the Lester Centre for each evening is 7 PM, with admission to each nights presentations by donation.
Participants in the zone festival performances over the next three nights, are working towards a berth in the Sears British Columbia Drama Festival.
The Grand Finale for provincial Drama Students is scheduled for May 1st to 4th at Douglas College in New Westminster.
The Northern View provided this preview of what is ahead for Rupertites over the next three nights.