Drama club fundraiser a success, adviser says
Club raises more than $2,000 for activities.
Published: Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012 17:10
The Onstage Drama Club’s haunted house “Malice in Wonderland” Oct. 19-20 drew 573 people to Loftin Student Center and raised more than $2,000 for club projects.
“This year’s haunted house was a success for the drama club,” said theater Coordinator Paula Rodriguez said.
The haunted house had 10 scenes that included Alice’s introduction of the live play, the baby eating room, the Red Queen with a hole in her chest scolding visitors. and the White Queen’s ending warning people to run out as quick as they can.
People who visited the haunted house had positive remarks about the event and the theme throughout the five- to 10-minute walk-through.
Biology sophomore Heather Mackay found out about the fundraiser with the fliers of the haunted house posted on campus.
“I enjoyed the end when everyone is yelling at you to get out,” she said.
Religious studies freshman Frank Maganiello said he found out about the fundraiser by looking on the college website.
“It’s for a family, so it wasn’t that scary, but more of a good story and it was put together very well. The scenes, makeup and characters played their parts very well,” he said.
He enjoyed the garden area where actors dressed as executioners were pretending to kill people and characters were screaming at his group for help.
Liberal arts freshman Benjamin Perez liked the transition from scene to scene.
“I enjoyed the part when the creepy rabbit was following you throughout the whole haunted house,” he said.
Community member Juliette Esquivel found out about the event through the San Antonio Current.
“I enjoyed that it was a story throughout the whole thing, but especially the baby scene when they were cooking the baby,” she said.
Maria Martinez, freshman at Travis Early College High School, said she usually does not enjoy frightening entertainment.
“I don’t like scary stuff, but I did enjoy the haunted house,” she said.
The fundraiser also included other clubs joining in to raise money for theirorganizations.
Joseph Liedecke, campus minister of the Catholic Student Association, and students were selling cookies for 50 cents each.
Ariel Lawrence, captain of the college Dance Club, and other members were selling frozen smoothies piña coladaand strawberry smoothies at $1 a cup.
The funds raised for the haunted house will be used for Onstage Drama Club members to see plays in San Antonio, Rodriguez said.
Those include “Catch Me If You Can” and “Peter Pan” at the Majestic Theatre.