Montclair High School SVPA Presents: ‘Witch!? An evening in one act

Rehearsal for Montclair High School of Visual and Performing Arts’ winter drama, “Witches!? An evening in one act. (Courtesy SVPA)

The School of Visual and Performing Arts at Montclair High School will present “Witch!? An evening in one act”, February 10, 11 and 12.

The one-act plays are “Double Double” by Kathryn Funkhouser, “Masks” by Hillary DePiano and “Witches Can’t Be Burned” by Silva Semerciyan. This year’s performance features more than 70 students, including on-stage artists and a full technical crew, according to an announcement from the SVPA.

The performance brings together three one-act shorts, each set on the fictional stage of a different high school drama, the announcement said. The slate is bound not only by similar settings – productions range from scenes in Macbeth and The Crucible, behind the scenes of the unseen and unsung world – but also by shared themes and questions: Who do we call ‘witch’ – and Why ? How have we silenced women who speak truth to power? And what happens when we drop the mask and are true to ourselves?

The three plays are directed by Megan Wills, a drama teacher at Montclair High School and co-director of the SVPA, under the technical direction of Gary Rudoren, a professor of architecture and design at MHS.

Performances are scheduled for February 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Little Theater, Montclair High School George Innes Annex, 141 Park St.

Tickets will go on sale February 1. To purchase tickets or for more information, including COVID-19 guidelines, visit seatyourself.biz/montclairschoolarts.

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