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September 24, 2018

Hannibal HS Purple Gallery Sets The Stage For ‘Strange Happenings’


HANNIBAL – The Hannibal High School Purple Gallery Drama Club is excited to share “Strange Happenings” in a couple of upcoming March performances.

Abigail Kyle works on “The Experiment” in the second scene of “Strange Happenings,” which will be performed in the Hannibal High School Auditorium in March.

Abigail Kyle works on “The Experiment” in the second scene of “Strange Happenings,” which will be performed in the Hannibal High School Auditorium in March.

Students will bring playwright Robert Frankel’s work to life through a suspenseful, musical journey with unique scenes as The Stargazer guides the audience through a small-town murder investigation, an interesting science project, a double-date adventure to a creepy house and a dream sequence.

Attendees will have to guess how the mystery unwinds and twists unfold.

Each drama club member worked together to collectively decide which script they would best like to work with.

Kiersten Lathrop, as Stargazer, rehearses her lines for the upcoming performance of “Strange Happenings.”

Kiersten Lathrop, as Stargazer, rehearses her lines for the upcoming performance of “Strange Happenings.”

They chose “Strange Happenings” and got right to work with the production process.

“Strange Happenings” is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service Inc., Englewood, Colo.

The show is directed by teachers Denise Ellis and Kelly Smith.

The cast and crew has invited the general public to its performances at 7 p.m. March 15 and 16 in the Hannibal High School auditorium, 928 Cayuga St., Hannibal.

Tickets will be $5 each and concessions will be available during the intermission at each show.

Students Abigail Kyle and Tori Cappelletti give each other a high-five during rehearsal of “Strange Happenings.”

Students Abigail Kyle and Tori Cappelletti give each other a high-five during rehearsal of “Strange Happenings.”

The cast list includes: Kiersten Lathrop (Stargazer), Kelly Loveland (Sergeant Irene), Madison Koch (Sergeant Ruby and caretaker), Calista Keefe (reporter #1 and a sister), Gage Kennedy (Stevie John and Johnny), Yesenia Cobon-Patterson (reporter #2 and scientist #2)), Emma Deloff (reporter #3 and Lila Mae), Allyson Jones (Detective Jensen), Jhanae Douglas (Bodeen), Amanda Learned (Detective Locker and Jasson), Christabella Bennett (Barbie), Mikayla Somers (Grame), Victoria Cappelletti (Ursa), Abigail Kyle (Leebin and Grace), Grey Florczyk (Tress and scientist #1), Velvet Howland (Camel and Franklin), Alice Allen (mom) and Alice Lanning (dad and Leigh).

Light and sound assistants will be Justice Dann and Taylor Felber, while the stage crew will consist of Ashley Spagnola, Destiny Clark and Madajiaha McLaughlin.

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