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'Silent, but Deadly' opens May 16 at Lake City High

| May 10, 2024 1:00 AM

Lake City High School's Troupe De Wolfe will present its final show of the season, "Silent, but Deadly," at 7 p.m. May 16-18 and May 24, as well as at 2 and 7 p.m. May 25.

The production of "Silent, but Deadly" is not only entirely student-run, but its script has also not been officially published.

Written by playwright Don Zolidis, known for his prolific work on over 100 plays including "The Astonishing Adventures of the White Weevil" and "The A.I. Play," "Silent, but Deadly" is a hilarious comedy directed by ASB President Luke Sharon.

As the end of the silent film era approaches in "Silent, but Deadly," a film crew struggles to complete its latest masterpiece, "Das Vampyr: Scourge of the Night!" The lead actress, Desdemona O'Toole, drives everyone crazy, sparking multiple plots against her life. Can they finish the film in time before someone ends up dead? 

Stage manager Emma Lund said working on "Silent, but Deadly" has been challenging and rewarding.

"Being part of a student-run production means wearing many hats and juggling various responsibilities, but seeing everything come together smoothly during performances makes it all worthwhile," she said in a Thursday news release. "It's been a great learning experience and I’ve had a blast working on this production.”

Kai Campbell, who plays F.G. MacIntosh, was asked, "How was it to work with a student director?"

“Working with a student director has definitely been a different change of pace," they said.

With a teacher as a director, Campbell said it's not weird to have that sense of authority.

"However, when one of your peers is taking over and directing you, it's very interesting to see how they fill those shoes," they said. "Working with Luke Sharon specifically has been genuinely so amazing, because while all directors direct differently, the way he gets ideas and stages them just works so well for the cast that we have.

"All in all, getting to work with Luke as a student director has been a great experience and I am so glad I was given this opportunity," Campbell said. 

Sharon said directing a show has been something he has wanted to do since freshman year.

"This desire came after Parker Henley, a senior at the time, directed a full-length play, 'Clue: On Stage' that I had just the most amazing time starring in," Sharon said. "This experience has been extremely fulfilling, and my cast and I would be extremely thrilled if readers of The Press decided to come to our production!"

Admission is $8 for general, $7 for students and senior citizens and $6 for staff and students with ASB cards.

Lake City High is at 6101 N. Ramsey Road, Coeur d'Alene.