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Jersey Shore High School brings suspense in ‘The Uninvited’

JERSEY SHORE — Strange occurrences in a haunted house will bring plenty of suspense to audiences in the upcoming performance of “The Uninvited” by Tim Kelly.

Seeking to escape the demands of life in London, siblings, played by students Adam Fox and Kira Bierly, purchase a charming house overlooking the sea from a young lady, played by Gabriella Zydallas, and her grandfather, played by Logan Garrett.

The new tenants and their housekeeper, played by Kate Moyer, soon begin to experience strange and eerie disturbances. To lighten the mood, the siblings have a housewarming party and invite their friends and neighbors, played by students Brynli Brungard, Cale Blakely and Artie Dammer.

The plot develops while the disturbances continue during the party. A nosy neighbor, played by Ana Tindell, a former governess, played by Arabella Fielder, and an unexpected guest, played by Emma Blakely, appear unannounced.

To quell the disturbances, the guests then try to make contact with the spirits of the house, and many dark secrets are revealed.

The stage and support crew include Julie Wagner, stage supervisor; Scott Alexander, sound supervisor; Michele Long, lighting supervisor; Arabella Fielder, set designer; Sarah Keim, set supervisor; Hannah Moyer, student stage manager; Sarah Alexander, Kaedence Roupp and Jillian Waldman, sound technicians; Lily Nagle, Blaize Spotts and Jon Wagner, lighting technicians; Madison Gilbert, property manager; Daryl Andrus, wardrobe manager; Karissa English, poster designer; Aleyah Bathurst and Izzy Gleckner, stage crew; and Charlotte Bierly, ticket sales. The set construction was completed by Sarah Keim, cast and crew.

Directed by Michele Long, the play is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York. There is a cost.

The performances can be seen at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Jersey Shore Area Senior High School auditorium.

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