Montclair High School’s School of Visual and Performing Arts will present “Witch!? An Evening of One Acts,” on Feb. 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 performers and a full tech crew, according to an SVPA announcement.
The performance brings together three short one-acts, each set on the fictional stage of a different high school drama, the announcement said. The slate is tied together by not only similar settings — the productions range from the stages of Macbeth and The Crucible, to the unseen and unsung world backstage — but also 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 let the mask slip and are true to ourselves?
All three plays are directed by Montclair High School drama teacher and SVPA Co-Director Megan Wills, with technical direction by Gary Rudoren, MHS’s architecture and design teacher.
Performances are scheduled for Feb. 10, 11 and 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Little Theater, Montclair High School George Innes Annex, 141 Park St.
Tickets will go on sale Feb. 1. To buy tickets, or for further information, including COVID-19 guidelines, visit seatyourself.biz/montclairschoolarts.