WEST NEWBURY — A secret is coming to the Pentucket Regional High School auditorium and senior citizens from the tri-town region are invited to come find out what it is — if they dare.

On Wednesday, the Pentucket Arts Foundation collaborates with the high school theater ensemble to bring the first of its biannual free senior citizen matinees to the community.

This year’s fall production, “Trap,” is written by Stephen Gregg and directed by theater teacher Rachel McGowan.

The play portrays an incomprehensible event and is told documentary style. Using interviews with witnesses, loved ones, first responders and the investigators pursuing the case, the actors bring the story of the strange, unnerving event to life in an exhilarating and wildly inventive form.

Just in time for the spooky season, this performance is a gift to the senior citizen of Groveland, Merrimac and West Newbury and includes complimentary refreshments and a fun raffle.

The senior citizen matinee starts at 3 p.m. and no tickets or preregistration are necessary.

Look for the second of the biannual senior citizen matinees in spring 2020.

General audiences can see “Trap” on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Tickets at the door are $10.

The Pentucket Regional High School productions are not only an educational experience for the student actors, but are also a fundraiser for the high school theater program.

For more information or to receive a free monthly online newsletter on arts happenings, visit www.pentucketarts.org.

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