Referred to by some as “Ottawa’s mini-Oscars”, The Canada’s Cappies Awards Gala recognizes excellence in high school theatre. This year’s eagerly anticipated gala took place on June 8th, drawing hundreds of nominees from high schools in the Ottawa area. Among those to attend were students from Redeemer Christian High School (RCHS)—and with good reason. In May, cast and crew members from the school’s dramatic production of “Pygmalion” were delighted to learn that their play had received three Cappies nominations— a nomination for Lead Actress in a Play, a Creativity award for composing original music, and a nomination in the category of Props.
That’s not surprising, given the good reviews that the play has received since opening. In her Ottawa Citizen review Annie Gray applauds the production for its elegant set, authentic costumes, effective lighting and impressive cast performances. The actors “skillfully portrayed the little quirks and qualms of British society” says Gray, “embracing a cultural style both familiar and foreign”.