Cloverdale High School Drama Club to present 'Hide and Shriek'

Friday, February 28, 2014
Starring Beka Jordan (June), Haylen Eccles, (Ada Dimshroud), Robert St. John (Ulysses Dimshroud), Deena Hesselgrave (Granny) and Dustin Boothby (Aesop), "Hide and Shriek" will be performed twice this weekend by the Cloverdale High School Drama Club. A 7 p.m. Friday performance will be followed by a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee.

The Cloverdale High School Drama Club will present the comedy, "Hide and Shriek" this weekend.

Written by Tim Kelly, the show takes you on the journey of a city girl, June (Beka Jordan), who flees to the hills to escape from a mad woman that is trying to kill her.

Once she arrives in the country she meets up with the Dimshrouds. They make the Beverly Hillbillies look good.

Members of the clan include Granny (Deena Hesselgrave), Ada (Haylen Eccles), Ulysses (Robert St. John) and Aesop (Dustin Boothby). The Dimshrouds then talk June into portraying their lost daughter Daisy Belle in order to keep receiving checks from the government.

Things begin to unravel as June's sister Betty (Rae McFadden) shows up trying to get June to come back to the city. Then the mysterious hiker Mike (Ethan Williamson) meets an untimely death, which gets the Sheriff (Mitchell Stacy) snooping around for answers.

You will never believe how the mistaken identities play out and truths are discovered.

Other cast members include the Widder Murk (Sarah Neidlinger), attorney Ruth Spalding (Bridget Jackson), Edwina Hyde (Saphire Massey), a local painter, Paul (Taulbee Jackson) and two college students played by Kyle Manion and Tanner White.

The student assistant for the show is Jacob Monnett, with Miranda Williams as stage manager and James Neier operating lights and sound.

Admission is $3 for students grades K-12 and $5 for adults. Curtain times in the CHS Cafetorium are 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb 28 and a special matinee at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 9. The matinee had originally been scheduled for this weekend, but has been postponed one week due to the threat of inclement weather.

The drama club is under the direction of Brad Sandy.

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