Van Wert High School Theatre is preparing for their upcoming production of Murder at Rundown Abbey by Craig Sodaro. Students are looking forward to sharing this two act family friendly mystery-comedy set in the 1920s. Sam Splayed, an American private eye in London, is seeking a new case. He quickly finds himself at the Crumbledown ancestral home ready to solve a mysterious murder. Tensions are high and family members start to complicate matters. Will Sam solve the crime? Join us on November 19 and 20 to see who committed the crime and if Detective Splayed solved the case. Performances begin at 7:00 p.m. at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.
The cast and crew for the production include the following students: Piper Pierce as Annie Pennywise, Cooper Adams as Reggie, Devoney Sidle as Lady Pamela, Nathan Evans as Lord Percival, Mackenzie Jones as Lady Sybil, Gracie Price and Natalie Hauter as sisters Edith and Hortense, and Kelby Blythe as Harold, a family friend. Colin Ireland as Sam Splayed leads the case and Anna Wasson as Kitty helps solve the mystery. Other Abbey employees include Brody Kreischer as Gus Gumbles, the gardener, Emily Williamson as Olive Green, the secretary, Josh Hohman as Treadlightly, the butler, and Landon Adams as Murgatroyd, the cook. Stage crew consists of stage manager Jaryn Pierce, Evan Sroufe, Carlee Kroeger, Fayth Gates, Meagan Mason, and Adysenn Delzeith.
Tickets may be purchased from theatre students listed above or at the door on the nights of the performance All tickets are general admission and $6. Murder at Rundown Abbey is produced with special arrangement by Pioneer Drama Service, Inc. in Englewood, Colorado. Thank you for supporting the students of Van Wert High School Theatre.