Mustangs News · Monticello Theatre Claims Jefferson District Class 3 Title

Congratulations to Monticello Theatre Director Madeline Michel, student playwright Marya Brice, and the entire cast of the play ‘Lost Cause’ for their 1st place finish in tonight’s Jefferson District Class 3 Theatre Championships hosted tonight (Oct. 24) at Monticello High School.  As a result of tonight’s performance, the Mustangs thespians advance to the VHSL Region 3C Theatre Festival on November 16 at Heritage High School in Lynchburg.

In addition, two Mustangs won Best Actor/Actress Awards (the Theatre equivalent of an all-District team)… Congratulations to Marya Brice and Esperance Buluma!

Team Results

  1. Monticello – Lost Cause
  2. Fluvanna – Greusome Playground Injuries
  3. Western Albemarle – Distracted
  4. Charlottesville – Failure: A Love Story

Best Actor/Actress Awards 

  • Aiden Higginbotham/“Doug”, Fluvanna
  • Marya Brice/”Naomi”, Monticello
  • Hollyn Pleasants/”Kayleen”, Fluvanna
  • Kathryn Steenburg/”Mama”, Western Albemarle
  • Esperance Buluma/”Keisha”, Monticello

For more information on Monticello Theatre, please contact Director Madeline Michel at