Rich but rotten Carlton Larraby enjoyed punctuating the lives of his family with macabre little surprises. His latest joke is a Halloween party with everybody dressed as a character from Shakespeare. When the play begins, the bored guests have arrived and wait impatiently for their host to show up, unaware that he has been gruesomely bludgeoned to death in his study.

 

Since this is an audience-participation play, the murder is revealed to the audience before the characters of the play know about it. A sinister master of ceremonies named Mr. Hawker tells us—the audience—what has happened as, in a series of flashbacks, he lets us see the events surrounding the murder. Little by little, as we get to know the people of the drama, we begin suspecting who the murderer might be...only to discover that we're wrong. To help us further, Mr. Hawker invites us to view the clue-rich scene of the crime during intermission.

 

And finally, near the end of Act II, he gives us the opportunity to question the characters

 

All the ingredients of a deliciously frightening murder mystery are here—lightning, thunder, weird sounds, screams in the dark...plus the fun of letting the audience participate in solving the crime.

 

What makes this gimmick fun is watching the actors try to stay in character as they improvise answers to questions thrown at them by the audience. Light-hearted fun, Much Ado About Murder provides a whimsically entertaining event
 

Sapulpa's Best Kept Secret
SAPULPA COMMUNITY THEATRE
124 S Water St
Sapulpa, OK 74066
918)227-2169

AUGUST 5-6-7 and 12-13-14

Friday and Saturday     Dinner at 7:00 pm   Show at 8:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday   Dinner at 1:00 pm   Show at 2:00 pm

La Margarita Mexican Restaurant

Sapulpa, OK

Tickets $20.00

Cash bar available