You can see ‘I Never Saw Another Butterfly’

Senior Kenzie Muenzer has lead role in Stratford’s upcoming one-act play


Gazebo Photo by Sabina Ajjan

Senior Kenzie Muenzer, center, is surrounded by director Sylvia Haynie and cast member during a recent rehearsal

“I Never Saw Another Butterfly” has been chosen as Stratford’s one-act play this fall..

This story, by Celeste Raspanati, takes place during the Holocaust in a prison camp where Jewish children are kept. The older kids have to be leaders and help keep life as normal as possible for the younger ones.

Stratford’s director of theatre, Ms. Sylvia Haynie, selected the play.

“I think it’s an important piece,” Ms. Haynie said. “I wanted a play this year instead of a musical, and I was looking for a piece that would give our students a lot of strong emotions to deal with.”.

Senior Kenzie Muenzer, a veteran of the stage at Stratford, has the lead role of Irena this year.

“I’m personally excited about it because this is a story which holds a big spot in my heart because my grandmother had to flee Germany at this time, so I was really excited that I got the lead, Irena,” she said.

The two performances at Stratford will be Oct. 17-18. The one-act competition will be held in Macon on Oct. 20.