The Highlands Performing Arts Center will present the Highlands PAC Youth Theater production of A Ghostly Slumber Party on Friday, February 28 at 10 a.m. for the schools performances and again on Saturday, February 29 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, March 1 at 3 p.m.
Pictured at the top of the article from left are Justin Powell, Arabel Aulisiu, Vivian Kennedy, Maddie Jolly, and Jace Powell.
This year’s production is similar to the 2015-16 school year show. However, it’s taken a very different slant, based on the mix of students who auditioned, and those who are involved with tech, design, and production of this year’s production. The show includes “The Slumber Party” scenes by Luke Osteen, excerpts from “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe, “The Highwayman” by Alfred Noyes, and “The Troll” by T.H. White.
It’s recommended for high school and middle school students; however, younger audience members should be able to enjoy the production, too. Please be aware that “The Troll” does get scary and intense at times.
This show is built around a girls’ sleepover. Let’s just say that the girls may have unrolled their sleeping bags somewhere in the heart of The Twilight Zone. It’s One Act (no intermission) and runs about an hour.
The cost is free for both students and adults to attend any and all the shows – school shows and public shows. There are charter school, homeschool, public school, and private school students from Blue Ridge School, Blue Ridge Early College, Clayton, Franklin, Highlands School, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, and Summit Charter School involved in this year’s show. Click HERE for tickets or get them at the door.
Highlands Performing Arts Center is located at 507 Chestnut Street, Highlands.