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Poland Central Drama Club Says ‘Bah, Humbug’ To Covid-19 As They Take The Stage

POLAND, NY – You know the old saying – “The show must go on”.

Well, it took a while, but the Drama Club of the Central Poland School was finally able to take the stage. They performed “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens.

For the first time since covid-19 shut it all down, the students were able to perform to a full audience on Saturday, and they did so in a newly renovated theater that was part of a 2020 capital project.

The young actors all wore face masks, as did the audience, but that didn’t stop everyone from having fun.

There were a few small minor bugs. A few of the cast members had to be quarantined, so those roles had to be eliminated.

For these kids, however, it was all about getting back on stage.

“It’s a nice return to normal,” said Michael Gagnon, advisor for the school’s drama club. “It’s a great chance for these kids to have a little of that normal high school experience that they missed. So even masks and all, it’s definitely better than before.”

To tie in with the theme “A Christmas Carol”, the drama club organized a canned food drive to support the Utica Food Pantry. All attendees who brought canned food to the show received $ 1 off their ticket.