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Get ready for some tricks and treats

"Halloween Screams" will entertain audiences who are invited to arrive for the comic thriller in costume for tricks - for sure - and possibly treats. Cast members include, front, from left, Eryn Simpson as Justine, Carson Christenson as Meg, Jason Dennis as Chris, Luke Swenson as Brian and Jacob Froelich, Wendell. (Jean Ruzicka/Enterprise)

Prepare to laugh. Prepare to scream.

Critics are calling it a ghostly performance.

The Park Rapids Area High School Drama Department will present their fall production, "Halloween Screams," at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Oct. 29 and 30 in the auditorium.

Director Juliann Kjenaas invites the audience to come in costume Saturday to enjoy tricks, for sure, and possibly treats in celebration of All Hallows Eve.

The story is about a theater group in the town of Chestnut Hollow, who helps to transform the community center's basement as part of its haunted house in order to raise funds for the scholarship program. 

Little do they know that the basement is already haunted and the troupe unearths the grisly secret that has been buried in the basement for over 200 years.... 

Cast members include Carson Christenson, Jason Dennis, Luke Swenson, Eryn Simpson and Jacob Froelich.

Paula Guajardo assumes the role of Sam, Brandon Haller is Reuben Jones, Alana McKeever is Tina, Melodie Englund is Tani and Michelle Farlee is Mrs. Grobowski.

The audience will meet Cassie Jones, played by Katie Johnson; Mandy, Taylor Yliniemi; Andrea, Jesseca Pritchett, and Stephanie, Alli Belfiori.

Natasha Shabaiash is stage manager. Amanda Splittstoesser and Katelynne Dusoski will be handling lights and sound. Gabbi Cermak is responsible for set construction, Jordyn Bynum, props; Kelsey Kruger, costumes, and Hunter Cermak, make-up.