Taylee Neefe of Hemingford, participated in the Chadron State College Theatre Department's performance "Evil Dead: The Musical" Thursday, Oct. 3 - Saturday, Oct. 6.

In "Evil Dead: The Musical," five college students spend the weekend in an abandoned cabin in the woods, accidentally unleashing an evil terror. In this comedic take on the 1980s horror franchise, characters and demons sing and dance. And, as in the three films, the character, Ash, dishes out various one-liners and fights the never-ending demons. The musical takes creative liberty with the plot lines of the "Evil Dead" movies, mixing together the characters and concepts, as well as changing the sequence of events for stage and comedic intent.

"Evil Dead: The Musical" premiered during Theatre Day Oct. 3. About 250 high school students from 11 schools in South Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming were on campus for Theatre Day sessions taught by CSC students and faculty about make-up, how to adopt a persona, games, costume design, scene writing, and set, sound and lighting design.

Chadron State College, which was founded in 1911, is the only four-year, regionally-accredited college in the western half of Nebraska. As a public institution with its roots in teacher education, Chadron State takes pride in its accessibility and affordability. Nearly 3,000 undergraduate, graduate and online students currently attend Chadron State and its curriculum has grown to offer programs and courses in more than 50 majors and endorsements and eight master's degree programs.

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