The and crew of Seated in Front: Tara Sullivan, Alyssa Monahan, Sydney Schmidt and Hannah Conroy Seated in the Middle: Jacob Steiner, Hannah Johnson, Elizabeth Reynolds. Standing: Kassidy Hauschild, Parker Jacobson, Ellie Crowley, Karl Stasko, Logan Monahan, Kerstin de Neui, Kristen Eggler and Chris Peterson. Not shown: Josiah de Neui. Photo submitted
It's the summer of 1999 and as the world teeters on the brink of a new age, a cold-blooded killer stalks the citizens of Chestnut Hollow. As the body count rises, three families drawn into the investigation refuse to believe that the killer could be one of their own. Three young teenagers are left to confront the shadowy secret that haunts Hangman's Grove, a secret that the elders of Chestnut Hollow keep closely hidden.
Director Dori Sparks was very excited to find this play, a sequel to one of her favorite productions from the fall of 2006. The Birds That Stay was set in the summer of 1969 and the performance highlighted the fashions and music of that decade. "The Forest of the Dead" is set in the same backyards of the Grubb and Bartlett houses, with several of the same characters from the first play, only 30 years older.
The "Forest of the Dead" by L. Don Swartz will be presented this Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 at Hayfield High School in the West Gym. Ticket prices are $6 for adults and $4 for students and can be purchased at the door.