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CCHS to perform 'The Boarding House'

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Dark Shadow, played by Clay City High School junior Danny Rains, quiets his on-stage sister Veronica, played by CCHS senior Courtney Tyra, during a scene they rehearsed in preparation for the school play, "The Boarding House" Monday evening. [Order this photo]
CLAY CITY -- The Clay City High School (CCHS) Drama Club is hoping to provoke lots of laughter while performing, "The Boarding House," this weekend.

The play is a comedy by Vern Harden about an assortment of "interesting characters" who are all in search for the deceased Captain Snook's suspected buried treasure.

Rumor has it, the pirate buried his loot in the basement of an old house where the scenes take place more than 100 years ago.

According to student actors Danny Rains and Courtney Tyra, who play on-set siblings Dark Shadow and Veronica, the legend says the captain murdered his crew and laid their dead bodies over the buried treasure, and then sailed far away.

Later, the plot thickens when characters find bones they believe belong to the captain's victims.

"Dark Shadow is mysterious, and he's a bit of a loon," Tyra said. "One minute, he's a gentleman, and then the next, he's throwing a temper tantrum."

Rains said his character's background includes time spent living in an insane asylum.

"Dark Shadow is bound and determined to find the treasure," Rains told The Brazil Times.

He added the character Gladice talks to Captain Snook several times throughout the performance.

"This is my first year involved in theater," Rains said. "They didn't have enough males try out, and I am crazy in class, always having fun and joking around. One of my teachers, Mrs. (Cindy) Deter, recommended me."

CCHS Drama Club members are under the direction of English and Theater teacher Sarah Titzer, with Special Services teacher Heather Chandler serving as co-director.

Showtimes include Friday, March 16, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, March 17, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission at the door.

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