During the 2002-03 school year, Montgomery Extra is publishing occasional reviews of high school theatrical performances in the county written by students under the guidance of faculty mentors.

Some reviews are part of the Maryland High School Theatre Critics Program, which aims to help students learn the art of writing criticism. The program recognizes the achievements of young performers, directors, stage crews and critics. Other student critics participate in the Critics and Awards program, also known as Cappies. For more information, visit www.cappies.com.

Montgomery Extra also is listing upcoming high school productions. Any high school, not just those participating in the critics program, may list a play or musical by e-mailing mdplays@washpost.com. Include the name of the production and school, performance dates and a phone number to call for additional information.

Upcoming Shows

Richard Montgomery, "Witness for the Prosecution," today-Saturday. 301-279-8400.

Einstein, "The Curious Savage," tomorrow and Saturday. 301-929-2200.

Wootton, "The Odd Couple," tomorrow and Saturday. 301-279-8550.

Churchill, "Big," tomorrow and Sunday. 301-469-1246.

Walt Whitman, "Les Miserables," today-Saturday. 301-320-6569.

Damascus, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," tomorrow and Saturday and Dec. 3-4. 301-253-7030.

Magruder, "You Can't Take It With You," Dec. 3-4 and 9-11. 301-840-4600.

Bethesda-Chevy Chase, "Chess," Dec. 3-4 and 10-11. 240-497-6300.