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'Bone-Chiller' hits Centennial High stage

The murder-mystery opened Nov. 6, runs through Nov. 15

Photo Credit: OUTLOOK PHOTO: TROY WAYRYNEN - Centennial HIgh School asks, 'Whodunnit' in its murder-mystery production of Bone-Chiller.


Was it the butler? The pediatrician? The maid? The stranger? The kindergarten teacher? The groom? The relatives?

The Centennial High School Drama Department is presenting a comedy mystery-thriller called “Bone-Chiller” by Monk Ferris.

The show opened Thursday, Nov. 6, with performances continuing through Saturday, Nov. 15.

“It’s a show in which the audience gets to try to help solve the puzzle,” said Director Kellie McCarty, noting “Bone-Chiller” was a departure from productions such as last spring’s “Shriek.”

This fall’s cast and crew include about 40 students.

Senior Grace Dawald, a junior, plays the over-the-top Zita Van Zok. “She has a lot of energy and (is) exhausting,” Dawald joked.

She and fellow cast members warn audience members to be careful who they trust in the play, and don’t be rude to powerful people.

David Miller, a senior playing Buzzy Burdett, said he enjoyed how the production was an ensemble group effort that made the play everyone’s “baby.”

“Buzzy is the comedic relief,” Miller said. “He’s here to party during the most intense parts, and he’s not ashamed.”

Miller noted that audience members would receive clues on the backs of their programs to follow along.

Zachary Alleger, a junior playing Jerry Delliun, said he still gets the creeps acting in a murder-mystery production. The play, he said, has stretched all the actors.

“Jerry is a big nerd in the 1970s,” Alleger said. “If Trivial Pursuit were a person, it’d be Jerry.”

McCarty and students said the play was appropriate for most age groups. However, because it is so information heavy, they recommend it for audience members in late grade school or older.

(Image is Clickable Link) 'Bone-Chiller' is a show in which the audience gets to try to help solve the puzzle, actors said.


What: Centennial High School's "Bone-Chiller"

When: 7 p.m. Thursday and Saturday, Nov. 8, 13 and 15

Where: CHS Auditorium, 3505 S.E. 182nd Ave.

Tickets: $10 for adults; $8 for students 18 and younger and seniors; and $5 for CHS students and staff. All seating is general admission and available the night of the show.

Info: 503-762-7511.

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