Bloody good fun


Brittany Minor, Staff Reporter

By: Brittany Minor 

Staff Reporter

Web copyThis year’s fall play is a take on the classic tale of Dracula by author Bram Stoker, and will be, as always, directed by acting teacher Ms. Kovar. Opening Night is Thursday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. and shows will continue through Oct. 26, at a cost of $5 per person.

In the story Dracula, Jonathan Harker, played by Melvin Bozeman, is sent by his firm to Transylvania to close real estate at Castle Dracula. After ignoring the warning of the town’s people he soon realizes the situation he’s put himself in is one he quickly needs to get out of.

“It’s not some modern day twilight vampire where they can walk around in the daylight, it’s traditional vampire lore. Dracula is a predator, he’s evil and it deals with the classic rules of a vampire,” said Kovar.

Unlike the altered Vampire stories that are created in modern day, Dracula will be performed to be as close to the original story as it can’t be. The actors are more than proud to be able to play a role in this retelling of such a classic horror story.

“I’m excited to graduate from school knowing this will be one of the best plays I’ve been in,” said senior and “Dracula” AJ Collins.

For seniors, like Collins, Dracula is to be considered one of their most well put together plays they’ve done. For junior Cameron Price, who plays Grimm the medical attendant for Renfield, the attraction to the story is obvious.

“The play is really good. The audience will enjoy the sheer suspense of it,” said Price.

The cast consists of senior AJ Collins as Dracula, junior Melvin Bozeman as Jonathan Harker, senior Collin Crecelius as Dr. Quincy, senior Azaria Pearson as Mina Harker, junior Hannah Goette as Lucy Westenra and senior Kevin Hefley as Prof. Van Helsing.

“Rehearsals have been really good. I feel like it’s going to be perfect or as close to perfect as possible,” said senior Haley Pearson, who plays Ms. Fern.

The pressures of performing such a well know story weighs them but that’s just a part of acting.

“I’ve never been nervous about doing something I love,” said Price.

The fall play is set to be a hit this Halloween season.