Horror stories blended with humor on stage at WJHS

Post date: Oct 18, 2018 6:35:44 PM

For their fall play production, Wells Junior High School students will be presenting “Horror 101, Failing Can be Deadly, a collection of five hauntingly bizarre tales written by Steven Stack from October 25 through October 27. Despite its somewhat grim title, this production turns out to be a comedy behind a horror facade in five situational vignettes. According to promotional material, this collection of scenes promises to “keep you laughing as you keep your eyes covered”.

Horror 101…” features over thirty 6th through 8th grade performers all under the direction of Josie Perkins (director) and Lauren Rivera (assistant director).

“The kids really like this genre," said Rivera. "They get involved, they’re taking it on”. She added, “It has some laugh out loud moments with a little bit of spookiness." Rivera offered a glimpse into one of the tales where students become locked in a haunted house. Although Scooby Doo won’t be making a guest appearance, Rivera says “you will feel like you have a mystery to solve."

As with past productions directed by Perkins, the first curtain opening for this play will find both cast and crew having accomplished many aspects of theater production including stage management, make-up, costumes, set design, acting, lights and sound.

In addition, Team Perkins and Rivera believe their multi-aged drama students, will have gained self-confidence and added new connections and relationships with one another in rehearsing for this play. They will have taken risks and thought outside the box in order to bring their show to life.

The curtain will open to three performances, Thursday, October 25 and Friday, October 26 at 7 pm and on Saturday, October 27 for a matinee at 1 pm in the Ward Gymnasium at WJHS located on Route One in Wells. Tickets for all shows are available at the door for $5.00. Refreshments and snacks will be available for purchase at intermission.

For more information, contact WJHS at 207-646-5142. As with other WJHS productions, this is a must see.

Cast and crew of WJHS’s fall play presentation, Horror 101, Failing Can be Deadly.