A revered Milton tradition, as well as a class and community-building event, the Class IV play went up last week to full houses. You Can’t Take it With You involved more than 40 Class IV students, both as actors and “techies” — technical support experts. The goal each year is to involve as many ninth graders as possible in the play, whether behind the scenes (techies, poster design, ushering, etc.) or in the footlights. The cast and crew of this production were a terrific group, according to director Pam McArdle. “They always came prepared and ready to make the play a success, and it was,’’ she said.
Pam chose this 1935 Kaufman & Hart play partly because she thought the humor would appeal to the Class IV age group but also because she thought its message still had relevance. The play offered many parts, allowing many actors to gain an onstage experience at Milton. The group invited senior citizens from area senior housing communities to see the play. Through the generosity and effort of Andrea Geyling and Heather Sugrue of Community Service, about 20 senior citizens were able to enjoy the show as guests of Class IV.