Murder strikes at sacred heart

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Sophomore Miranda Falk has been cast as Ms. Lottie Maloy in Sacred Heart’s fall production of, The Murder Room

Sophomore Miranda Falk has been cast as Ms. Lottie Maloy in Sacred Heart’s fall production of, The Murder Room

The mention of autumn usually conjures thoughts of jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating, but this year, students at Convent of the Sacred Heart have murder on their minds. With the direction of Upper School drama teacher, Ms. Nancy Maloy, Sacred Heart students will be performing The Murder Room, a British mystery farce.
The Murder Room is the first murder mystery farce I have ever directed,” Ms. Maloy said. “Lots of funny business and physical gags.”
The play portrays the relationship between Edgar Hollister, played by Mo Narasimhan,and his conniving wife, Mavis Templeton Hollister, played by Phoebe Cavise. However, too much information regarding the plot will not be divulged yet. The play’s twists, turns, clues and ending will only unfold for those who attend the performances in November.
The cast contains members from all four grades, however, some girls must share their role with another student because there are only six characters in the play.  In these cases, one girl will preform in Friday’s presentation of the show, and the other on Saturday. However, the cast members do not seem to mind sharing roles.
“I am double casted in the play,” freshman Eva Carrasquero said.  “It’s really great because I have someone to rehearse all my lines with.”
The cast rehearses on school nights three days a week, and on Saturdays, which totals to about 25 hours of practice per week. In the weeks closer to the play, students will be expected to stay until late at night, often having to eat dinner at school.
“If I have a big test or project coming up, it can be a bit stressful, but there is the chance to do work when you’re off stage,” sophomore Miranda Falk said.
With November approaching, the cast and crew’s hard work and dedication is soon to pay off on stage.
“The play is chock full of everything,” Miranda said. “There is a surprise around every corner. Just when you think things couldn’t get any more insane, the show comes right back at you with something better. It’s a true comedic thrill ride that you’ll enjoy every second of.”
 
– Gabrielle Giacomo, Staff Writer
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