Theatre scares up a fun time


Dallas Murray

Ready to scare up some screams, the theatre program hosts their first haunted house.

Kristin Gooding, Writer

Halloween is fast approaching which means candy, costumes, and most importantly haunted houses. On Saturday the theatre department will transform the fine arts hall into the scary attraction Sachse School of Screams: Contagion.

“We’re super excited to have our first haunted house this year,” theatre teacher Libby Rotan said. “It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a while, but this year we finally took the leap to do it.”

More than 150 students and parents have been working on the details of the haunted house since early September.  

“We’ve worked really hard on this and we’re all hoping it’s a really big success,” junior Ashley Pintello said. “I really hope we make it a tradition for the theatre department.”

The theme of this year’s haunted house is Contagion meaning the spread of disease from person to person. The theme is introduced at the very beginning of the haunted house with a hospital and carries through to the final room.

Each room of the haunted house will highlight a different fear. A bug room and a creepy doll room are included along with many surprises throughout the 16 room attraction.

“The Haunted House will hopefully bring down the cost of our trip to Texas Thespian festival that we take every year because we want to get as many kids involved as possible,” Rotan said.

Sachse School of Screams: Contagion is Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1-4 p.m. and 6-11 p.m. Tickets are $5.