High school ventures into the land of ‘The Bold, Young and Murdered’

On the set of “The Bold and The Young,” from left to right, sitting is Jake Malone and Joseph Harkins, kneeling is Bridgette Malone. Standing from left to right: Phoenix Miller, Bekah Cox, Fiona Bonn, Jack Stapleton, Annie Stafford, Isabella Curcin, Chloe Kincaid, Ryanne Sunnell, Ethan Taylor, Kelsi Leer, Sabrina Anderson and Kelsie Crider.

Seaside High School Drama presents the murder mystery comedy, “The Bold, the Young, and the Murdered,” by Don Zolidis. Nov. 6, 7, 12, 13 and 14 at 7 p.m. each night at Seaside High School cafetorium.

The setting is the television set of the long-running soap opera, “The Bold and the Young.” The show is in its last days and its hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: Complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered, and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murderer before the show is literally killed off?

Eight actors play the parts of eight characters inside the long-running Soap Opera, while the other characters are playing the production team. In essence, this is a play within a play and the “soap opera” actors are challenged to present two distinctly different characters. It’s a challenge the students have been having a lot of fun with and are excited to bring to the stage.

The eight soap opera characters are played by Joseph Harkins, Jack Stapleton, Jake Malone, Chloe Kincaid, Bekah Cox, Sabrina Anderson, Ethan Taylor, and Fiona Bonn. The “production crew” players are Ryanne Sunnell, Phoenix Miller, Isabella Curcin, Kelsi Leer and Annie Stafford. The cast is assisted by Bridgette Malone, Maddy Quicke, Shayla Tsuji and Kelsie Crider.

Lenore Morrisson directs and Linda Anderson is production manager.

Tickets are $5 general admission and $3 for Seaside High School students who present their ASB card. Tickets are available at the door. Doors open at 6:30.

“The Bold, The Young, and The Murdered” is produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.

For more information, call 503-738-5586 and ask for Lenore Morrisson.

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