Wednesday, November 2, 2011

A will in the way

Family feud is murder in Carey

Express Staff Writer

The prime suspects are just about everybody at the midnight reading of the will during the Carey Players production of "Murder Runs in the Family," a comedic murder mystery that spoofs the detective genre.

Drama teacher Ken Mecham's Carey students will stage the two-act blackish comedy in which bodies pile up like firewood on Friday, Nov. 4, and Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. in the high school auditorium. Tickets are $3 adults, $2.50 students and $1 seniors.

The events revolve around the reading of a will at midnight in the living room of the Pallfeather estate. Young Heather Pallfeather hires a bumbling detective to solve the murder of her father, whose will is the reason for the gathering. Strange people appear left and right and ominous storms rumble outside the house.


Who is responsible? Is it one of the many Pallfeathers? Is it shady ex-con Claude Purdy? How about Montgomery the butler, or Aunt Zelda? The puzzle is the problem of private eye Jack Sparks, who eventually becomes a suspect, too.

The cast features Charlie Rivera in the lead role, Micaela Adamson, Glen Andrews, Charmaine Kirkland, Jayce Koudelka, Morgan Parke, Lilly Rivera, Jaide Parke, Kelly Patterson, Arrianna Neilson, Alex Durtschi and Kendrick Villavicencio.

Making up the lights/sound crew are Eric Adamson, Chris Peck and Garrett Lee. Handling make-up are Taylor Castle and Angelica Zarate.

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