Behind the scenes of Grafton High School's fall play

GRAFTON, W. Va. (WDTV)- A lot goes into theater production behind the curtain.

Sherwood Forest has taken root in Grafton High School theater with Robin Hood and his Merry Men stealing from the rich and bring laughter to Grafton.

This is Grafton High School's second year of having the theater department back at their school. This year's production is "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood."

The true tale is how even in its second year, the department is growing and teaching.

"I feel like our department is getting better. Compared to last year we were not ready yet. We were improvising the day off. We probably will a little here but we have it together, we can do it now," said Kaden Moore, Robin Hood.

Some students are excited to see the department grow and proud to be apart of that.

"It's amazing. I live for theater, the stage is like a second home. I've put myself into show choir, theater over the past three years. It's just another thing i get to add. I look forward to it every day," said Jay Parker, Little Jon.

The unique play is giving the students opportunity to improvise, create and connect with the audience.

"That's really interesting, because you have to be able to give the effect that you are actually in a forest but at the same time be able to communicate with the people outside and make it all feel unified," said Jamie Dotson, Towns guy.

If you want to join Robin Hood and his band of Merry Men the play is two acts with performances on December 8th and the 9th at 7 p.m. The doors open at 6:30pm.