Redmond High School Theatre Department to present haunted house fundraiser

The Redmond High School (RHS) Theatre Department will present “American Horror Story,” a themed haunted house fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018, or “Saturday the 13th.”

“The haunted house will include an anthology of rooms representing varying seasons of the FX horror television series,” Drama Teacher Hilda Beltran said. “Audiences can expect terrifyingly realistic characters as well as lighting effects, strobe, sound effects and special effects makeup.”

The entire show is 100 percent student-produced with theatre students portraying all characters. The event is both a fundraiser for the Thespian program and an introduction to technical theatre for students in Beltran’s Foundations of Theatre class.  

“The haunted house will take guests through high points of seven American Horror Story seasons,” Beltran explained. “The audience will enter in the ‘Asylum’ room, which features supernatural and scientific scares from the 2012 season, and will exit through the ‘Roanoke,’ where they will come across the ghost colony and cannibals featured in 2016.”  

Open for one-night only, admission costs $6 per guest for 18 and over, $4 for under 18. To receive a dollar off of these prices, guests can bring one or more cans of food, to be delivered to families in need through the Thespian Society’s Trick or Treat so Kids Can Eat service project.

Children under 13 will be admitted only if accompanied through the house by an adult; tickets can be purchased at the door.

The haunting will run from 3 to 5 p.m, with “tamer terrors” for the younger crowd, and again from 6 to 9 p.m. in the RHS auditorium.