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Monday, May 4, 2015

HHS Nominated for 14 Cappies Awards Including Best Play

Cappies nominee for Best Lead Actor in a Play, Ben Justice (front, center) in a scene from the Highlands High School production of Oedipus and Antigone

Highlands High School has received 14 Cappies nominations for their fall play, Oedipus and Antigone.

Nominations include Best Play, Best Lead Actor in a Play and Best Lead Actress in a Play.

Winners will be announced at the Cappies Awards Gala which will be held on Friday, May 22 in the Procter and Gamble Hall at the Aronoff Center.

Cappies nominee for Best Lead Actress in a Play, Olivia Ulmer (left) in a scene from the Highlands High School production of Oedipus and Antigone.

Jason Burgess, Highlands High School theatre director, is excited about the nominations received for Oedipus and Anitgone.

“I am very proud of all of the students and their dedication to this production and the theatre department in general,” Burgess said. Oedipus and Antigone are very difficult stories to tell at any age for any audience but these students were completely committed to creating a world on stage and it is clear that their hard work has paid off. I am so happy for them!"

The Cappies, "Critics and Awards Program," is a program through which high school theatre and journalism students are trained as critics, attend shows at other schools, write reviews and publish those reviews in local newspapers. At the end of the year, the student critics vote for awards that are presented at a formal Cappies gala.

Tickets to the Cappies Gala are $25 and can be purchased here.

For more information about the Highlands High School theatre program, please contact Jason Burgess, theatre director, by phone at 859.815.2512, by e-mail at or visit

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