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M-CHS Drama Students Performing 'The Crucible' Talk About The Meaning Of Theater In 2021

M-CHS students in 'The Crucible' by Arthur Miller

The drama program at Montezuma-Cortez Highschool is currently in performances of their final play of the year. Usually, they choose to do a musical to close out the season on an upbeat note.But this year, that tone just didn’t feel right.  Instead, the students and drama director Nicholaus Sandner chose to do a play with meaning that’s more relevant to the current moment: Arthur Miller’s 'The Crucible'. I went to the theater the day before opening night to talk with them about what the play, and the theater, means to them.

The play is set against another polarizing time in American history: the Salem Witch Trials of the 17th Century. The students also had to prepare and rehearse the entire play under the restrictions of the pandemic.In the conversation, you’ll hear from Jadon Cruzan, Koral Jackson, Savannah Story, Mia Jeremiah, and Grace Shepherd.

The remaining performances are Friday April 23 at 7:00pm and Saturday April 24 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm. Tickets are available at

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