Riverside’s fall play, Ghosts in the Machine, is happening live and in-person on November 19 and 20.
Written by Eric Coble, the play is about how things are not always as they appear. Eight high school students begin receiving strange text messages, but a mystery unfolds as they realize the messages might not be coming from humans.
Often described as funny and mysterious, there are 8 characters in the play, who will be played by seniors Kristin Shibu, Sylvia Johnson Krase, Donnell Estes, Adilene Alanis and Landon Knapp, junior Anneliese Dansie, sophomore Dio Parker and freshman Nazanin Ghulami.
Theater teacher Monique.Taylor is the production director.
“I am most excited about the enthusiasm of the cast and crew to be able to put on an in-person production for the first time in almost two years” Taylor said. ”We began the year unsure if we would be able to do a live in person production. This play has the capabilities of becoming a virtual production if we need it to.”
Senior Nadia Roa and junior Faith (Rae) Foraker are helping Taylor as student directors. Senior Devon Cholon is the stage manager and assistant technical director.
“The theme of the play, ‘things are not always as they appear,’ resonates in this age of technology,” Taylor said.
Both productions will start at 7pm and will take place on Andrew Crabtree stage in the school auditorium.