Fairfax High School FX Players celebrated on Tuesday evening with six Cappies nominations for their fall production of “Puffs”. The Cappies, considered the Metro DC area equivalent of the Tony Awards, recognizes theater productions of high schools throughout Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia. The Cappies Gala will be held on Monday, June 6 at the Kennedy Center in DC. FHS students will be performing at the Gala.
Traditionally high schools present two productions each year, a play in the fall and a musical in the spring. The school chooses one show to be their “Cappies show” that will be entered into consideration. Puffs is the story of the other wizards at a certain wizard school in England - “who just happened to be there too. A tale for anyone who has never been destined to save the world.”
Fairfax HS was nominated for Best Play, Best Comic Actor in a Male Role in a Play for Logan Baker, Best Comic Actor in a Female Role for Isabella Jackson, Supporting Actor in a Male Role in a Play for Daniel Todd and Best Ensemble in a Play. Jackson received two nominations, one for her acting and one for her role as a Cappies critic.
“I’m extremely proud of the work that the students have put forth to create this show. For some, it was their first show. For others, it was the first show they have done in front of a live audience since COVID and it will always hold a special place in our hearts because of that,” said Christopher Whitney, Fairfax High School theatre director. “It is truly an honor to be nominated for several awards for this play, but it’s a bigger honor to be performing a piece of it at the Kennedy Center. That is something that I have always wanted to do, so I’m overjoyed that this group of young actors and crew will have that opportunity. It’s exciting to have the Cappies back in person.”