USD student workshop team to present Halloween thriller Veronica's Room, a psychological thriller by Ira Levin, will be presented in USD's arena theatre Oct. 29-31 at 8 p.m. Spectators can expect a spider's web of twisted fantasy and reality in this special Halloween workshop production.
Veronica's Room centers on a charming elderly Irish couple who have invited a young man and girl to their employer's estate and are struck by the girl's strong resemblance to Veronica, the long-dead daughter of the family who lives in the mansion. The young girl is induced to impersonate Veronica and soon finds herself locked in a life and death struggle for identity. The cast includes theatre majors Jeni Bliss, Jason Reuter, Shawn Cannon, and Stephanie Moritz.
The production team is headed by senior theatre major, Jim Wood as director. The designers, who test their creative metal on a shoe-string budget, include three juniors; Catina Laurendeau Kost (costumes), Matt Strampe (lighting) and Jeremy Olson (sound).
Tickets to Veronica's Room are chillingly cheap, $2 for the general public and $1 for USD students with ID. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended and can be made by calling the USD Theatre box office at (605) 677-5400 beginning Monday, Oct. 26.