The Surface Creek community is invited Thursday and Friday to come and be entertained by a CHS student theater production that promises to have a little bit of everything.
There is mystery to keep the audience on the edge of its seat until the final act.
There is light-hearted comedy along the way and several fine character performances that keep the entertainment level high. And, to make sure there really is something for everyone, a developing love interest sub-plot helps keep the play moving along toward its conclusion.
"The Merry Murders at Montmarie" will be presented by the CHS drama department this Thursday and Friday at 7:30 p.m at the school.
The stage is set at an exclusive girls' school in Switzerland. The school's new owner, Charlie, played by Colton Ensley, comes on the scene to discover some untoward goings-on. People, it seems, have been going missing. Moreover, most of them are parents of the school's students.
In addition, the school's headmistress, Lili, played by Annabel Mempel, has her hands full trying to satisfy inquiries of a demanding school inspector who, herself, could be headmistress at a Prussian military academy. And getting Charlie to focus a bit more on amorous interests (i.e. wedding bells) is another concern for Lili.
The entire three acts are highlighted with engaging character performances. In addition to the overbearing school inspector, there is the slightly manic Interpol agent wanna-be from Australia who is more attached to his trench coat than to any evidence of the case he wants to solve. And a wispy, self-absorbed, slightly detached school staffer becomes unhinged by events and ends up drifting through the scenes in house slippers and a nightgown, pretty much lost to reality.
The play's director is Nick Parsons who teaches social studies and theater at CHS. He has assembled a large cast for the play, providing the audience with a lot of entertaining variety and character interaction.
Tickets are $5, or $4 for students and seniors, available at the door.blog comments powered by Disqus