by Kaydee Fowler; photos by Charlie Ballard
Our amazing drama teacher, Mr French, directed “How to Host a Murder Mystery Dinner Party” this last week. The cast put on a phenomenal play; they were really in character and performed amazingly. The play was about--you guessed it--how to host a murder mystery dinner party. The host, Sarah Chapman, explained how to make the party perfect through the live seminar. The gossip, Ainsley William, told a backstory of all the characters. The cast played a group of friends that were given a script for the party. Then some unexpected guest, the lost traveler and the inspector, were confused about what was happening. The lights went out and the host was found lying on the floor dead. The inspector, Mckellen Golder, questioned everyone, including the audience, asking what had happened during the dinner party. The play had three surprising endings, two false, and one real! Every night the play is performed, the inspector chooses an ending without the cast knowing. On the night I attended, the first ending pointed to the writer, Amy Tew, as the murder because she writes murder mystery novels. During the second ending, the lady-killer was supposed to be killed but the maid killed the host. She killed her because the lady-killer was the maid’s love interest and the host called her “Miss Shelley”. For the final ending, the celebrity was the murderer because she had to be the star of the show.