West Hancock Fall play introduces mystery and new challenges

Images from the West Hancock drama department's first week of dress rehearsal for "Till Death do us Part". The cast dressed up and got a feel for moving about the gym.

Curran McLaughlin | The Leader

            The West Hancock Fall play will be held on Nov. 9 and 10 in the West Hancock High School gym this year.

            The piece to be performed is titled “Till Death do us Part”.

            The play is a murder mystery set during a wedding.

            What makes this play different for West Hancock is the entire play is acted out in various parts of the high school gym.

            The audience will sit at tables set on the sides of the gym, as if it were a wedding reception.

            “This play is very interactive,” director Sharayah Hacker said. “The audience is being treated like guest members at the wedding, which is definitely something we’ve never done before.”

            This play has been something Hacker has wanted to do for a while.

            When she asked the students what they wanted to do for a play this year and they asked to do a murder mystery.

            It was perfect timing.

Read the complete story in the Oct. 30 Leader.