Limelight Theatre to host virtual rendition of Gothic Ghost Stories

Limelight Theatre

Limelight Theatre

The fall show is traditionally held on stage with an audience, however, due to COVID-19 the Drama Club is opting for a virtual option. 

Drama Club is set to perform it’s first virtual show, Gothic Ghost Stories by Lindsay Price Nov. 20 and Nov. 21. The show will be performed live, but there will be no audience. Instead the show will be livestreamed for viewers at home.

“I’m kind of nervous about a virtual show because not many people seemed open to the idea when it was brought up. We’ve also never done one before, so there’s a lot of anxiety surrounding it,” Drama Club president Isadora Vaccaro said. 

Not only will the show be virtual, Drama Club held virtual auditions Oct. 6 and Oct. 7.

“Auditioning virtually was definitely strange. You don’t exactly catch onto every small detail like you do in person. I’d rather audition online than not at all, but it’s not ideal,” senior Allie Thornton said.

Some Drama Club members are taking it as a challenge for their acting skills.

“I think it’s going to be a really cool acting challenge, because we have to express the scenes in slightly different ways so that they can reach just one point in the audience-the camera-instead of dozens,” freshman Alex Collins.

“I am most excited for the special effects. It’s supposed to be a collection of Victorian ghost stories so there will be a lot of cool effects that will be used and I’m stoked for it,” Thornton said.

While things may be different members are excited to be doing theatre at all.

“It’s been seven months since I was able to do theatre with my friends, and I’m so excited to see them on a regular basis,” Vaccaro said.