Photo by Carol Sly, Meridian Production of "The Love Doctor"

Meridian High School's outstanding production of the comedy "The Love Doctor" has garnered seven nominations, including Best Play for the prestigious National Capital Area Cappie Awards. The play, which captivated audiences with its wit and humor, showcased the incredible talent and creativity of Meridian High School's theater department.

The Nominations:

  • Meridian High School’s “The Love Doctor” production was nominated for Best Play.

  • Matthew Bloss-Baum, the lead actor in a male role, has also been acknowledged for his exceptional performance in "The Love Doctor."

  • 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 exceptional 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 in seven categories for "The Love Doctor" are a testament to the dedication, hard work, and extraordinary talent of the students involved.  Congratulations to the nominees and to Meridian Theater Director Shawn Northrip. 

Best of luck at the upcoming Cappie Awards ceremony Monday, June 12th, at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.