By Starrla Cray
HOWARD LAKE, WAVERLY, WINSTED, MN Anyone who enjoys a good murder mystery won’t want to miss the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted drama club’s performance of “Murder in the House of Horrors” Sunday, March 7 at 2 p.m. in the HLWW high school auditorium.
For $5, a person can enjoy an afternoon of excitement while raising money for the HLWW drama club.
“We are raising money so that we can build a storage shed for our equipment,” director Belinda Larson noted. “Right now, we have little to no space.”
The hour-long play by Billy St. John is an audience-participation performance featuring an intriguing mix of mystery and comedy.
“It’s silly fun, and the proceeds will help us reach our monetary goal for the building project,” Larson noted.
The play starts off as a “museum lecture” about monsters, murderers, and madmen. Audience members will hear about Pharaoh Menkaura’s tomb and see slides of the statue of Selket. Suddenly, the auditorium is plunged into darkness. When the lights come on, the professor is gone. The audience is drawn into the mystery, both as witnesses and suspects.
“This is a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon. It is a family friendly play,” Larson noted. “As an audience member, you can choose to be involved in the plot or just come and watch. The audience will be able to interrogate the suspects and also will be able to accuse.”
Refreshments will be served during the play’s intermission.
The drama club will do a shortened performance of the play during the Howard Lake Business Expo Saturday, March 20 at 11:30 a.m. in the commons area of the HLWW middle school.
There is no charge for the March 20th performance.