MMS Play - May 19, 21

Martin Middle Brings WCKY to Stage
Posted on 05/16/2022
This is the image for the news article titled Martin Middle Brings WCKY to StageThe Middle School Drama Club is performing WCKY, a comedy murder mystery Thursday, May 19 and Saturday, May 21 at 7 p.m. in the MMS Theater. Audiences are encouraged to figure out “who's to blame at a 1930s radio station where love is in the air and murder's afoot.” Tickets are available at weakleyplays.ludus.com or at the door.

Westview Theater II students involved in Weakley Playhouse’s production of Romeo and Juliet have experienced theater life from in front of and behind the curtain this semester as they provide support for Martin Middle School’s latest show. Atlantis Taylor, Emily Kelley, Taylor Longacre. Jeremiah Britt, Betsy Mantooth, and Katelin Rutledge have spent Mondays and Fridays with the younger cast and crew after school. During their class periods at Westview they focus on blocking, costumes, and set design.

“Everything that goes into a play, the high schoolers are doing,” noted Atlantis Taylor in a brief interview before rehearsal with the 25 middle schoolers who are in the comedy. Five middle schoolers will also assist the Westview students as crew members.

Martin Kane is the theater teacher at Westview and WCKY’s director as well. He said he looks forward to including the graduating MMS eighth graders in next year’s Weakley Playhouse performances.

WCKY cast includes Cole Dickson, Blaire Baker, Nori Merritt, Lydia Britt, Thomas Brown, Emily Scott, Jack Mantooth, Hayden Curry, Sariah Shane, Alina Vo, Leah Craddock, Izaiah Chua, Charlie Waldon, Alexis Waldon, David Smart, Canyon Chandler, Lena Zimmerman, Erin Crawford, Sophia Perry, Blaine Newsome, Allie Rogers, Madi Adcock, Makenley Davidson, Annastyn Morgan.

students on stage with director address students in theater seats
Martin Kane directs the Martin Middle School Drama Club in their latest production – WCKY. The comedy murder mystery begins Thursday, May 19, and will be presented again on Saturday, May 21. Both performances begin at 7 p.m. and are being staged in Martin Middle School’s theater. Westview Theater II students have assisted Kane in producing the play. Seen here are Atlantis Taylor, Emily Kelley, and Taylor Longacre as they address the middle school performers. Jeremiah Britt, Betsy Mantooth, and Katelin Rutledge are not pictured but are also a part of the production team.