As the curtain rises, something dastardly is afoot at Manor High. In an emergency faculty meeting, the teachers have gathered to address the strange events and disappearances that have been plaguing their school– ever since they refused that pushy property manager’s requests to buy their school. What could be behind these mysterious occurrences? Could it be… a g-g-g-g-ghost?
Whatever it is, it won’t be enough to stop the students’ favorite tradition of the year– Youth Day, in which the teachers and students swap roles for the day! With the responsibility now on their shoulders, the students set to work to get to the bottom of the mystery, and catch the ghost themselves.
As the day wears on with no captured ghosts, but more mysterious disappearances, and temperatures within the school slowly rising inexplicably, the students are assisted by a quintet of detectives– but can the detectives truly be trusted? And do they have the ghost-busting capabilities necessary for these treacherous spirits?
As temperatures continue to rise, with no ghosts to be found, the detectives are forced to admit defeat– the school will have to close. But just in the nick of time, the trusty Maintenance Directors return, bursting free of the basement in which they had been captive, and spilling a story of revelation!
They discovered that the “ghost” was none other than Ol’ Pembroke, the heartless property developer, hiding out in the basement and trying to force the closure of the school! Realizing they were on to him, Pembroke trapped them in the basement, but they sabotaged the air conditioner to reveal their imprisonment.
He would have gotten away with it, too– if it hadn’t been for those meddling kids!
With Pembroke now in the custody of the detectives, Manor High is free and clear!
Or is it…?
Thanks as always to Jane Rothwell for costumes and scenery, Ms. Sidoli for adaptation and direction, and of course the sixth grade class and their teachers and advisors for bringing to life this incredible play!