EDISON, NJ-- Although theatrical performances are not taking place in their usual form, The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison was not going to let that stop the show from going on.
W+H recently staged an extremely successful production of the school’s first virtual play – One Stoplight Town – which was presented to the community on Nov. 20. This full-length play was written by playwright Tracy Wells and the W+H thespians were the first to produce and premiere this new title. The show was viewed by an online audience of more than 300 patrons over the weekend.
One Stoplight Town is a story about people from a town so small that you might drive through without taking a second look. There are many interesting and entertaining stories and characters in this show.
Leading players included Jason Kisare of Bridgewater, John Papetti of Elizabeth, Sydney Racine of Piscataway, Brian Machado of Scotch Plains, Tarun Ravilla of Edison and Neil Shah of Edison. Other cast members included Raiya Patel of Edison, David Flatau-Jones of Scotch Plains, Xin Huang of Roselle Park, Giselle Lee of Edison, Nariyah Stoval of Orange, Sarah Alves of Springfield, Naischa Puri of Edison, Simone Erachshaw of Iselin, Tim Oligino of Westfield, Leila Hernandez-Webster if Edison, Krishna Patel of Edison, Isabella Sena-Cash of Scotch Plains, Rose Kassam of Scotch Plains, Shachee Kumar of Edison and Heidi Pan of Edison.
Congratulations to director Becky Randazzo, producer Liz Howard and the cast for executing a wonderful production in these challenging times.
“We had lots of laughs and definitely learned a lot performing in a completely new setting than what we are used to on the stage,” Ms. Randazzo said. “It’s not the same as live theatre, but I’m glad we had the opportunity to do the show and be creative during this challenging time. The kids really embraced the project and I’m really proud of all of them.”
The Wardlaw+Hartridge School (1295 Inman Ave., N. Edison) is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located near the Scotch Plains border and just five miles from downtown Westfield. It is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational day school that prepares students to lead and succeed in a world of global interconnection. Wardlaw+Hartridge provides an educational atmosphere characterized by academic challenge, support for individual excellence, diversity, and a familial sense of community. To take a virtual tour of the school, visit www.whschool.org/admission/take-a-virtual-tour.