Garrettsville – Dolores Gordon (Clare Workman), who loves the stage, has always dreamed of stardom, but the only role she ever seems to land is that of the lowly understudy. She decides the only way she might receive the lead role in an upcoming theater production is to murder the lead actress, Guinevere Black (Kaitlyn Workman). And that is exactly what she does. To make the murder more fun, Dolores hides Guinevere’s body in a large wooden chest that is used as the centerpiece of the production’s murder mystery set.
But Dolores’s thrills soon turn to chills when she begins to observe strange things going on among the production’s suspicious and dysfunctional cast members. They seem to know something she doesn’t. Out of mere nervousness, Dolores decides to open the chest in an effort to make certain her victim hasn’t disappeared. That’s when her worst nightmare is realized: Guinevere’s body is indeed gone. But who took it? Which cast member is in on the horrific crime? And is that Guinevere herself peering through the French doors of the set when no one but Dolores is looking?
Find out the answers when you come and see this murder mystery that spoofs both Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock in one keep-you-guessing backstage comedy. Acting Can Be Murder will be presented on Thursday, November 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, November 18 at 7 pm; and Sunday, November 20 at 5 pm in the Iva Walker Auditorium located at the James A. Garfield High School. Ticket prices are $5 at the door.