By Dan Walton
A play performed by students will bring the stage to life at David Thompson Secondary School theatre on Friday, May 31st and Saturday, June 1st.
Its fast moving and entertaining, said student actor Alaya Simpson. It has a good twist at the end, and its a real thriller.
The drama program adopted the play, The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered, from playwright Don Zolidis. The show will bring the audience onto the set of The Bold and the Young, a struggling daytime television soap opera with an imperfect cast. When the big boss tells his crew that the show will die if an episode isnt whipped up overnight, the cast assumes their jobs are at stake until their colleagues end up murdered, one by one.
We wanted to do something that had sort of a darker edge to it. Alaya told The Pioneer. While we wanted a comedy, we wanted something that was also going to be twisty and turn to keep the audience on the edge of their chairs.
Alaya said the David Thompson Secondary School drama students discovered the play online, and it was well-received from the onset as its able to delight audiences of all ages.
Its not violent, and its not an overly serious thriller, its still a comedy at heart, she said. And it has a really good twist at the end.
The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered requires more than a dozen students as actors, and required the drama students to spend after-school hours preparing.
Tickets cost $5 for students and $10 for adults, and can be purchased at The Book Bar. Last year, advance tickets were scarcely taken advantage of, and many guests were turned away after the show sold out at the door.
During the plays intermission, the schools cooking class will be selling desserts. Proceeds will help to cover the expenses of both the cooking and drama classes.