Spook House

A Creepy Comedy Coming to Alden

Spook House

Max Gucinski, Reporter

The first meeting of Alden’s Theater Club took place on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015, and although it was merely a meeting for business and deciding officer positions, it was still an exciting meeting.

The Fall Play this year is called “Spook House: A Creepy Comedy” by: Billy St. John.

“I feel it’s really interesting; in the past we’ve done a lot of classics that people know, and they kind of can draw inspiration from that, where as this one isn’t very well known. If you look on the website only about ten other schools have done it; So, it’s going to be nice to be able to expand our talents as a club, and be able to get a new character and have to discover it for ourselves. That way we can’t just take it from someone else; which is different from years past.”

Regardless of the fact that it is not as well known of a play, Emma goes on to point out that even though the show itself is not well known; the characters in the show are, including The Mummy, Jekyll and Hyde and even Frankenstein.

Another pressing issue that has always plagued Alden’s Theater Club is the fact that there are always a lot of senior members that move on from year to year. This usually means that club members are low to start. This year has been very different. Many underclassmen are currently signed up as club members. When asked how that would impact the club, Emma responded that the Junior class and the Freshman class, especially have a large interest in theatrical performance, and will help this year’s show greatly.

First impressions of the show are also going over well for Emma, and for other students who have checked it out online.

“…You realize that Viki Stein, the main character, who is a descendent of Frankenstein, is a college student; so it’s kind of relatable. She has a boyfriend, etc. So I think the way that the language is and the way that the characters are is very relatable to not only people in the high school, but as well as the other older people that would probably come out to see the show.”

In Ms. Weisbeck’s absence, Technical director Matt Masci has stepped up to the plate as advisor of Theater Club this year, and will be co-directing the play along with past vocal director Jill Ferrell (formerly Jill Jurek). They both have many years of Theater experience, and are more than qualified to direct this year’s play.

For anyone interested in trying out for the show, auditions will be on September 21st, and 22nd, with callbacks on September 23rd. Rehearsals begin on September 28th, and the show will run November 12th through November 14th.