NEW PRODUCTION — Here are the cast members of DeLand High School’s production of Trap that will be performed Oct. 11-13 in the school auditorium. In the front row are Stevie Christofore, Isolde Hernandez, Nicole Garcia, Jacob Reller, Luis Caquias, Ayannah Anderson, Allison Fetter, Mariah Marino, Amelia Rizzo and Breyden Darrow. In the back row are Samuel Lopez, Rocky Good, Ray Johnson, Emily Taylor, Caroline Savage, Jarrell Rodriguez, Marion Cass and Lexi Schwartz. Not pictured are Carter Shaw, Xavier Soto-Colon, Evey Flatley, Giannah Auplant, Jacob Gomez and Kate Budzinski. PHOTO BY ALIVIA RODRIGUEZ


DeLand High School’s Hill Street Theatre will be kicking off the 2023-24 school year with Stephen Gregg’s thriller, Trap. Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Oct. 11-13, in the DeLand High Auditorium.

Trap was first produced at Olathe South High School in Olathe, Kansas, on Oct. 26, 2017. Since then, it has enjoyed 413 productions around the country and the world.

The following is the description of the play as found on the back of the actual script:

“Menachap, California. An incomprehensible event: Every person in the audience of a high-school play falls unconscious — every person but one. Using interviews with witnesses, loved ones, first responders and the investigators pursuing the case, a theater ensemble brings the story of the strange event to life, documentary-style.

“As the strands weave together into an increasingly dangerous web, it becomes clear that this phenomenon may not be entirely in the past.”

Trap is a Documentary Theatre/Horror presentation. It is the first time Hill Street Theatre has ever undertaken such a creative and challenging storyline. We have an amazing cast of 25 theater students who are working hard to present a chilling, intelligent production for our school and our community. It has all the makings of a great Halloween season-pleaser!

Tickets cost $5 for students and $10 for adults, and are available at the door.

Come support your local thespians! They are amazingly talented and so eager to freak everyone out with this show! Let them tell you some secrets! See you at the theater!


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