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Matthew Bohl, junior, and Myka Kielbon, sophomore, are among the stars in the upcoming West Seattle High School drama production "The Desperate Hours".

UPDATE: West Seattle High School Drama presents "The Desperate Hours"

West Seattle High School’s Drama Club production of The Desperate Hours by Joseph Hayes will be presented October 26, 27, 28 and again November 2, 3, 4, with all performances starting at 7:30pm.

Tickets are available for $7 with reservation (email or call 206-252-8834) or $12 at the door

About the Show:

"The Desperate Hours" is the story about The Hilliards, a typical family living on the outskirts of Indianapolis. Suddenly, their pleasant home becomes a pressure cooker of cunning and violence.

Said Andrew Finley, drama instructor and director, of the play, which is based on a true story, "The title of this play is really interesting to me because we get used to, like you go to a movie that has action in it and it's all action, all explosion, explosion. It's all catharisis. What's much more interesting, especially for a theater experience is the hours, the time leading up to the explosion. It's the drawing of the tension, the heightening of the tension, and that's where the real acting happens so that the audience gets to have the catharsis at the end, the whole arch of the experience.

"This family starts not really caring about each other and by the end they get to go through the crucible of this event and become tight knit," he added.

Assisting Finley is WSHS '06 grad Amber Hughes. She attended Catawba College in North Carolina.

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