Written by Lain Walls
Directed by Cameron & Lain Walls
July 28 – 31, 2022
Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30 PM
Saturdays & Sundays at 2:00 PM
In this unpredictable, fluid, British musical written by Americans, James Manner, a wealthy English playboy and heir to a new estate, hosts a singles mixer for the most wealthy folks in the fictional 1920-something town of Jarrenhearst, England. James, along with his trusty butler, Ernest Bartlett, introduces the audience (also framed as guests to the party) to the other guests: Archibald McDonald, a silly man and James’s first boss and old friend; Ashton Foster, a flamboyant bachelor and the most sought after man in Jarrenhaerst; Marion Bailey, a prolific mystery writer; her brilliant son Edward; Scarlett, a woman once married to James’s uncle before his untimely death; and four volunteers from the audience! However, when one of the audience volunteers is found dead, the group bands together to figure out who is responsible. Enter Officer Skylar Gill, a walking parody of gentleman detective and police officer tropes. Gill questions the guests and tries to solve the mystery, but throughout the night, more guests continue to drop dead. The chaos of the night all culminates in a climax where the mystery gets solved, although the events of the show change every performance, leading to a story that’s a little different every night.