BDHS Students Putting On ‘Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play’

(Beaver Dam) Beaver Dam High School students are hitting the stage Friday night to perform “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play.” Evelyn Ludwig, who has multiple roles, explains how the show will be presented to the audience.

“For our play, a lot of us are going up to [microphones] and acting as if we are in a radio studio performing a radio show,” says Ludwig.

The performance itself will have three plays: “The Lodger,” “Sabotage,” and “39 Steps.” Jay Orvik, who plays Ellen Bunting in “The Lodger,” says the biggest challenge is that this play is different from some that she has performed in the past.

“It’s not traditional acting,” Orvik says. “You’re by a microphone, and you have to be able to stay by the microphone and, you know, project your voice. You can’t necessarily always rely on the microphone, but it’s very heavy in facial expressions and how you use your voice to say the lines.”

“Vintage Hitchcock” will be performed at Beaver Dam High School Auditorium tonight and Saturday night at 7:30pm. There is one Sunday show, a 2pm matinee.

It was scheduled to begin Thursday night, but the winter storm led to the cancellation of all after school activities. Tickets are $8 dollars for the public and $5 dollars for students, children, and senior citizens.