A group of young students sitting on a stage at River Oaks Baptist School

Actin’ Out: A Hair Raising Mystery

This article was featured in the River Oaks Baptist School student publication, The Raider Review. Eighth grade student journalist Mimi W. spotlights students grades 7th-8th in their performance of the one-act play “A Hair Raising Mystery”; written and directed by Middle School Theatre Arts teacher Luke Wrobel.

One Act Play is an elective taken by seventh and eighth graders who perform a forty-five minute play at the end of the trimester. This trimester the play took place on February 21st and 22nd in the Blue Box Theatre. The play was directed and written by Mr. Wrobel with the help of stage manager Bentley B. and assistant stage manager Miri D.

“They’re both incredible,” said Mr. Wrobel. He has been a theater teacher at ROBS for six years.

While Mr. Wrobel wrote the play, Bentley and Miri helped with casting and the production. Behind the scenes of the plays or musicals, Bentley and Miri help with the setting, lights, and mics. They both said that they love working together and enjoy assisting with the shows. Miri said, “It has really fun being a stage manager, I love doing behind the scenes work and getting to know the cast.”

A group of young girls students performing on a stage at River Oaks Baptist School
A group of students performing drama on a stage at River Oaks Baptist School

The one act play is about a group of middle schoolers that are solving the case of a lost stuffed bunny, which explains the punny title, A Hare-Raising Mystery. Evan W. created the title. Mr. Wrobel stated that the entire cast has big roles and the people solving the case are Sebastian F., Elizabeth B., and Vivian C. The victim is Charlie W. This year Mr. Wrobel is writing the whole play from beginning to end. He said,

“It’s been fun! It’s been a long process because I’ve never had to write for so many characters, but I feel like it’s going to be funny and entertaining. We’ll see!”

It certainly was! Congrats, cast and crew!

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