Kill Me, Deadly’s HHS Debut


Hope Walton, Writer

It is that time of the year again! The Hampton High School Drama Club is preparing for the fast-approaching fall play. The production of Kill Me, Deadly will be performed November 11th, 12th, and 13th. The autumn play has been months in the making, as rehearsals began in early September, and planning has been in the works since June of last year.

Seniors Radhika Shelbert and Kylie Capsambelis are acting as student directors of the show. Dakota Basista will be acting as the head stage manager. Schelbert and Capsambelis couldn’t say enough about all of the hard work that has gone into this show from the cast and crew.

Schelbert explained that audience members should go in “expecting very comical and witty characters.” For those who are not familiar with the humorous neo-noir play, the storyline follows private investigator Charlie Nickels. We’ll follow Nickels as he undertaking the murder of a client, theft of a precious diamond, mysterious threats, and much more! The audience will simply have to come investigate for themselves.

Andrew Kaehly, Leah McConnell, Aja Lynn, and Lindsay Liebro will be taking on the main roles of Charlie Nickels, Mona Livingston, The Narrator, and Ida. They’ll be starring alongside a plethora of talented students to bring this murderous tale to life. To get a direct look behind the curtain I sat down with the Student directors and Lindsay to discuss every exciting aspect of this show.

What do you like about playing this specific character?

Lindsay: I love this character because she’s a strong, independent woman that’s really devoted to her work. I think the way she searches for clues is a bit eccentric which makes it really fun to play her.

How is the cast feeling heading into opening night?

Lindsay: We’re all looking forward to finally performing our show with all aspects of it: acting, costumes, makeup, lighting, mics, and an audience! We’re so thankful that we get to perform the play this year and hope that everyone enjoys it.

What are you going to miss most about the play?

Lindsay: I’m going to miss the anticipation and having fun with my friends. It’s so incredible to see everyone’s hard work being put together, and I’ll miss acting with everyone.

What led you to choose Kill Me, Deadly for this year?

Kylie: We were looking for a good comedy, and this show was witty and had plenty of physical comedy. Hopefully everyone who comes to see it will laugh as much as we do.

What are you looking forward to seeing most come opening weekend?

Kylie: I’m looking forward to seeing all the hard work that everyone has put into this show come together, and I am super excited to see the audience reactions to the production.

Radhika: I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s proud faces after the show when the excitement of the first performance gives them a huge huge smile. It’s so rewarding to see that.

What’s been your favorite part of this process?

Radhika: I’ve loved every part of it. I’m going to miss being around the people I love, and working with such a truly amazing group.”

Kylie: I love the people the most. They really are what make this experience so rewarding.

Tickets will be available at the door at $10 for all patrons. Come show support for your local arts and enjoy the show!