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WHS to present "The Bride of Brackenloch! A Ghostly Gothic Thriller?” Oct. 20-23

Waynesville High School’s Theatre Department and Thespian Troupe 1669 will present “The Bride of Brackenloch! A Ghostly Gothic Thriller?” by Rick Abbot at 7 p.m. Oct. 20, 21 and 22 and at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the WHS Auditorium.

Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for staff and students.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at  or at the door. The production is under the direction of Mr. Charles Davis, WHS theatre teacher.

The following is about Abbot’s play, “In this cheerily goofy spoof of all those gothic novels where the heroine is brought to the ancient manor by her handsome, brooding groom, new bride Daphne is brought to Brackenloch the day after her husband, Jabez Thorngall, lost his first bride to the family curse: any bride at Brackenloch Manor is doomed to die on her wedding day. At the bottom of the bracken-fringed Scottish loch, which gives the manor its name, lurks “Bracky,” who is not a monster to take lightly. The murder of Jabez’s father six years earlier remains unsolved, and family disappearances create further mysteries. Suspicion and danger are omnipresent, and audiences love every minute of this thriller.”

 “The Bride of Brackenloch! A Ghastly Gothic Thriller?” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.,” which recommends an audience age range of 10+.


Issued Oct. 17, 2022