Spackenkill High School drama club set to perform outdoor play
The Spackenkill High School athletic field is normally the backdrop to major games, but in a few days it’ll host an outdoor, socially distant play.
High school senior Macy Hammond is excited to hit the stage one last time. She’s playing the lead female role in the drama club’s production of "The Wedding Singer."
“I feel really lucky as a senior to have gotten my final performance with Spack on stage because it's my family,” says Hammond. “I love it so much.”
The class of 2020 weren’t able to take their final bow due to the global pandemic, but this year has its possibilities.
“A priority of the adults was to get these kids back together. Not only for their growth as performers, but also to just get the kids being social again after what's been a really hard year,” says high school teacher and drama club advisor Holden Maiorana.
News 12 is told students will wear clear masks to complement their costumes. The audience will also have plenty room to comply with CDC guidelines.
Spackenkill High school faculty and staff aren’t the only people thinking outside the box, Beacon High School will also perform outdoors.
Director of the ‘Beacon Players’ at Beacon High School, Anthony Scarrone, revealed their students will perform "Rent."
"They were basically robbed of everything last year. So it was almost like now they're almost starting to feel that this was the beginning of something where they could feel normal again,” says Scarrone.