EDISON, NJ -- Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Tenants, the world premiere fall play at The Wardlaw+Hartridge School in Edison, for an amazing production on Nov. 15-16 in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Leading players Kallie Schildge of Westfield, Shane Kornecki of Colonia, Mayah Nissim of Scotch Plains, and Sahil Mulji, Neil Shah and Tarun Ravilla of Edison starred and did a magnificent job telling the original story. Playwright Kyra Tantao of Brooklyn attended Saturday’s show and was beaming with pride and praise after watching the W+H students perform on the stage.

“I’m so incredibly proud of the students,” Ms. Tantao said. “They absolutely blew me away. I was laughing, crying happy and sad and crying with pride and joy. This just reminds me how powerful artists are and how important their voices are.”

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The cast and crew also made a positive impact off the stage in the community. They held a weekend fundraiser and donated $500 to aid the Colonia family who recently lost their home when a plane crashed into it. 

The Wardlaw+Hartridge School is Central Jersey’s premier PreK-12 independent school. The campus is located at 1295 Inman Ave. in North Edison, 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.