By Jacob Turner
Directed by Jacob Turner
Miranda Catford is just your ordinary, naive teenage girl who is simply looking for money. She walks into a random house where the door is open and finds immediate employment with the owner of the house, Agatha Catford, a witch who is completely out of her mind. Miranda becomes the maid and is supposed to clean up the already clean house for a dinner party of four with Agatha, her husband Karl, who is a vampire, and her parents Brian and Muriel, a warlock and a witch, respectively. After taking a phone call from a mysterious stranger, Miranda discovers that there is a plot to murther Karl Catford, and the murtherer will be the unexpected guest. As the night progresses and Miranda delves deeper into this house of absolute absurdity, several unexpected guests arrive, including a sorceress, the mayor, Mrs. Claus, a grizzly bear, and a snowman. The first act ends with a gunshot and the characters go wild in their hunt to solve the ancient question: whodunit? However, this absurd play has just as absurd of a final twist.
Verona high school student-written and directed show of murder mystery with a classic whodunit twist. This absurd and eccentric story has characters who include a witch, sorceress, vampire, snowman, warlock, bear, Mr and Mrs Claus and a regular teenager.
Produced by Verona Area High School Theatre at Verona Area High School Performing Arts Center, 300 Richard St., Verona
Performances: March 18-20, 2011
Performance Times: Friday and Saturday March 18 and 19 at 7:30pm, Sunday March 20 at 2:00pm
Ticket Prices: $10, $5 for students and seniors
Call 608-845-4488 for reservations or more information.