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Drama Club Premiers WCKY Production

By Krista Chouang
Co-Editor | The Pacific Times

Drama Club is preparing to perform a murder mystery from April 11 to April 13.

Tickets are being sold for the three showings. The first two showings will be on Thursday, April 11 and Friday, April 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and the third showing will be on Saturday, April 13 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Presale tickets are being sold in front of the Wellness Center during lunch from April 1 to April 12 for $5. Tickets sold at the door are $10. The amount of seats available are limited.

The murder mystery, titled WCKY, is set in 1939 during the launch of a brand new live radio station. It follows the protagonist Roy, who has to prove his innocence against allegations of murder and love affairs. Co-President Jessica Chahal encourages the student body to attend the show, emphasizing the importance of supporting the arts.

“Our drama club is such a huge community and we have so many students who contribute to this production, and your peers, your friends, your teachers have all likely played a part,” said Chahal. “Coming to our show, you are supporting your whole NP3 community and promoting our school’s creative outlets.”

WCKY stands out as the production with the most props in NP3 Drama Club’s 10 years of history, according to props team member Jacqueline Paltzer.

“I think that the team has grown a lot over the term and it’s been really nice to see how students learn from this experience as members and managers,” said Paltzer. “I am extremely proud of the system we have engineered over these past few months.”

The show contains several deaths, staged kisses, and flashing lights. Sophomore Hillary Huynh, who plays Speedy, is excited to show the product of the many hours Drama Club spent practicing, rehearsing, and perfecting.

“I’m most excited for people to see the result of Drama Club’s hard work over the past several months,” said Huynh. “I hope the audience finds our production entertaining and leaves feeling happy and satisfied.”

Chahal requests that the audience reacts loudly to give support to the actors. “I am excited to see everyone’s reaction to the scene with Dr. Smiley’s Happy Tonic,” she said.

“I’m most excited for people to see scene four,” said Paltzer. “It’ll be a personal point of achievement as a person who works backstage for audience members to recognize the change in set and actors when they’re fully comfortable in their space.”

Tickets for the Friday showing are sold out. Additional seats for the Thursday showing have been added, but are expected to sell out soon.

“I’m extremely proud of the growth every single person in this community has achieved,” said Chahal. “Everyone has come together and fostered an incredible show that would not be possible without all the long hours at school and at home to pull together this beautiful production.”

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