A beautiful mystery: The Uninvited

A beautiful old house draped in sunlight sits on a grand seaside cliff in Connecticut. It is admired for its beauty but how quickly that admiration will fade once its new tenants learn that the house is haunted. The Uninvited, our Upper School play, beings Friday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. in the Hackney Theater.

This trilling story is filled with suspense and our students are excited for you to be a part of the audience.  

The Uninvited is a haunted house story that seeks to thrill audiences with plot twists and suspense,” said James Cooper ’16. “The community should expect a juicy plot line that will make them think twice about the things that go bump at night.”

The story beings after a journalist and his sister purchase a new house and transform it into a remarkably beautiful home. Then suddenly, weird things begin to occur following visits from the home’s previous owner, who coincidently was born in the home and whose mother also died in the home.

“This play has a huge plot twist that will leave the audience in shock,” said Allison Kesser ’16.

The Uninvited has seasoned and new faces to the electrifying performance, many of whom are playing lead roles.

Carla Leanzo ’16 who plays Pam, the sister who buys the house, is in her 10th production at Collegiate.      

“I must say, it’s one of my favorite story lines thus far,” said Carla. “I love how close-knit all of the performers are, and I enjoy working with them.”

Several of the theater students have expressed their gratitude toward Brendan Hoyle, theater director, and Cathy Francis, fine and performing arts department chair, who have helped cultivate and capture their talents.

The Uninvited is my forth play with the Upper School and the seventh performance total,” said James. “When I graduate, I hope to take the lessons that Mrs. Francis and Mr. Hoyle have taught me and apply it to my theater career and my everyday life. The performing arts at Collegiate are going in the right direction with them at the head of the project.”

This is the first haunted house stage play for Collegiate’s theater department and you don’t want to miss what our students are raving about. Join us Friday or at the 7 p.m. show on Saturday, or catch a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Nov. 8.

Tickets are $5 and will be available at the door.

Nov. 5, 2015