Arthur Miller himself surely would have given high praise to the New Albany High School drama students last week for their performances of his legendary play, The Crucible. Intensity, passion, rage and drama raced across the stage as the witchery plot unfolded.

To the Editor:

Arthur Miller himself surely would have given high praise to the New Albany High School drama students last week for their performances of his legendary play, The Crucible. Intensity, passion, rage and drama raced across the stage as the witchery plot unfolded.

Presented in an intimate thrust configuration, with audience members seated on three sides of the stage, the student actors performed with the expertise of a professional cast.

The entire performance, from the costumes and makeup to the delivery of the old English dialect, supported the authenticity of the time period.

Clearly, the student actors were steeped in a profound active learning experience. In fact, some said they learned something new with each performance.

The greater New Albany school community is fortunate to have a proper venue, the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, in which to perform such great art.

Moreover, we are privileged to have talented faculty and students who dedicate long hours and hard work to bring these performances to us, and at an incredibly low ticket price.

It was great to witness the response to The Crucible with all five scheduled performances sold out and one added performance that nearly sold out.

If you missed The Crucible, mark your calendar now and plan to attend the musical Urinetown, which will be presented April 30, May 1 and 2 in the Schottenstein Theatre at the McCoy.

Shirli M. Billings
New Albany