espite their teacher’s warnings, a group of students at Bram Stoker High School aren’t taking any precautions, and misadventures are right around the corner.

The tale of their bad luck plays out in this weekend’s production of “Paranormal High School” presented by KidsPlay Inc. children’s theater.

In the show, odd things start happening around the school, and the students begin to worry about old superstitions before they discover two ghosts haunting the wings of their theater.

The show is a spectacle full of spooky hijinks, said Luke Agee, the show’s assistant director.

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The third- through eighth-grade students who make up the cast have spent weeks eagerly preparing for the upcoming performance, he said.

“Paranormal High School” will be performed at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts. 122 W. Main St.

Tickets are available at the door for $5. The box office opens an hour before showtime.

KidsPlay Inc., an offshoot of Greenfield’s CrazyLake Acting Co., chooses shows that require the elementary and middle school-aged actors to take on older roles because it challenges them and improves their acting abilities, Agee said. “Paranormal High School” is no exception, he added.

The show’s setting in the halls of a typical high school has some young thespians feeling right at home. Tyler Pipkin said that’s one of his favorite things about his character, Troy, a new student at Bram Stoker High School.

Troy has a fascination for the paranormal, and, much to the chagrin of his twin sister (played by Brynn Elliott), he often excitedly points out the school’s oddities, including the campus’s affiliation with “Dracula.”

The show’s setting in a school means he and his fellow cast members have something in common with their characters, and they’re able to do a better job because of that frame of reference, said Tyler, an eighth-grader at Doe Creek Middle School.

Bailey Chrabascz, however, said she has a tougher time.

Bailey, 10, plays Miss Carloft, the president of World Weird Network, which comes to Bram Stoker High to film a television show about the mishaps and mayhem going on at the

If you go

KidsPlay Inc. presents “Paranormal High School” at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. on Sunday at the H.J. Ricks Centre for the Arts. 122 W. Main St.

Tickets are available at the door for $5. The box office opens an hour before showtime.

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Caitlin VanOverberghe is a reporter at the Greenfield Daily Reporter. She can be reached at 317-477-3237 or cvanoverberghe@greenfieldreporter.com.