Making peace, not war

Raissa Tetanish
Published on May 9, 2011
Students at Cumberland North Academy are busy practicing their roles for this week's performances of Joust! A Mighty Medieval Musical. Students in the Wednesday night performance include (front, from left) Isaac VanSnick, Adam Gaudet, Kiana Moses, Terra Carter, (middle, from left) Courtney Fromm, Bailey Chitty, Makayla Embree, (back, from left) Madison Richard, Keirden Helpard, Molly-Kate Somers and Emma Taylor. Raissa Tetanish - Amherst Daily News

AMHERST - The learning doesn't stop just because they're having fun.

Students at Cumberland North Academy will be in the spotlight this week with their year-end performance.

This year, two different casts will take to the stage in Joust! A Mighty Medieval Musical.

Nancy Tucker found the piece and thought it would be a good fit because of its theme - peace.

"It's mirrored after King Arthur and the Sword in the Stone," said Tucker during a dress rehearsal with the students.

"Instead of pulling out a sword from the stone, King Arthur pulls a musical instrument so they decide to make peace, not war."

The play will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday (apple cast) and Thursday (orange cast) and admission is free will offering.

The students will also perform both Wednesday and Thursday mornings for their schoolmates.