Student actors and actresses took to the stage today to rehearse for the High School Drama Club's production of a ghostly murder mystery, "A Haunting We Will Go."
Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3, and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the High School auditorium. Admission is $5 for students and $8 for adults. District senior citizens are free with a district pass available at the District Office.
The play features everything one could expect from a murder mystery: the ghosts of three dead sisters, faces in the windows at night, a house with power but no electricity and actors trying to come to terms with these happenings.
The play was written by playwright Tim Kelly and published in 1981. It is set in the southwest United States, in an abandoned, supposedly haunted hotel called "The Inn of the Three Sisters." The inn is an eerie and forbidding hotel famous for an unsolved murder and the accompanying spirits and intrigue that go along with that.
Protagonist Norma Corwin, a successful television producer, comes to the hotel, intent on staying the night there alone, thereby fulfilling a childhood vow. As the night progresses, a variety of uninvited “guests” arrive, some seemingly harmless and others markedly malicious, make the night anything but quiet.
The guests include ESP expert Madame Lugosi; a young serviceman who says he’s lost his way; a doomed young woman who comes to warn Norma that she’s in great danger and the spirits of the three young sisters.
The play is directed by Drama Club advisor Deborah May, also a Scotia-Glenville High School guidance counselor. Parent Nancy Pierce is the producer.
Here are a few scenes from today's rehearsal. Click on each photo to enlarge it: