When it comes to creepy and crawly, the Montezuma-Cortez High School Drama Department has learned a few things.
From funnel spiders to puppet centipedes, the department is willing to pull out all the stops Oct. 30 and 31 for “Infested: The Haunted House.”
The drama department is taking its haunted house off the campus and fixing up the Johnson Building to scare those brave enough to attend.
“There will be lots of oversized bugs,” said Tatianna Mahan, 15.
Mahan is hoping to be the puppeteer for the giant centipede.
“It’s going to be the creepiest, crawliest production you have ever seen,” Mahan said.
Drama instructor Nicholaus Sandner said he wouldn’t recommend that small children and arachnophobes to attend.
Mahan said the drama club will lead those who attend to the different rooms in the Johnson building, each with different themes.
“The leech room will definitely be the scariest,” Mahan said. “It’s going to be a little bit creepy.”
Proceeds will benefit the theater department.
Tickets to enter will cost $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. If you bring a nonperishable foot item, you get 50 cents off your ticket price, up to the full cost of the ticket, Sandner said.
The haunted house will be Oct. 30 and 31 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Johnson Building, 925 S. Broadway.
The food donated will go to “Trick or Treat So Kids Can Eat,” a food drive to benefit our local food bank. People can bring nonperishable food and get discounted tickets to the haunted house.
The drama department is also working on a production of “Twelfth Night,” opening Nov. 7. This Shakespeare comedy will be performed as a western, with a saloon, jail, and a high-noon gunfight in the street.