Dead and Clueless

Actors in the fall play have to play dead



The fall play, Clue, will run on Oct. 3, 4, and 5.

by Nathan Poteet, Web Designer

This year, the fall play for SCHS is Clue, taking place on Oct. 3, 4, and 5. In the play there are quite a few characters that die and have to lay on the ground for a majority of the time, like Legend Chapman who plays Mr. Boddy.

“It’s so out of my character zone, I usually play the quirky parts,” Chapman said. “It’s a new dynamic for me.”

Chapman feels that specific skills are needed to play a dead character.

“You have to have a lot of body control,” he said. “It’s like you’re in a meditative state, like you’re in auto pilot.”

Claira Herweck plays the cop in the play, who also becomes deceased.

“It’s fun to have to pretend to die, especially since my character gets beheaded,” Herweck said.

Theater teacher Courtney Denton describes how hard it can be for the actors /actresses to play a dead person.

“I think it’s more difficult to be on the floor, because you can not move,” Denton said. “They can not move… any single toe twitch… or any kind of movement and it’s like, oh… they‘re not dead.”

For Herweck, her part isn’t as hard as others. 

“When I die I end up laying behind a bookshelf so you don’t really see me,” she said.