Last weekend, we hosted a murder mystery at APL entitled "Murder By the Book".
We had an outstanding cast (yes, yes, of course I was one of them), a great audience, and a fantastic time putting on the show! Any libraries out there, I highly recommend this as a fun program to put on!
Be warned, if you put on a murder mystery, it does require a little prep time. ;-)
In the course of several months, we bought a script, tweaked it, began rehearsals, promoted the program, created programs and "guess the killer!" sheets, bought a smorgasbord of food, engaged some "plants" in the audience to help us along, got props, and did some set dressing to the library itself.
It was a blast!
(Not to mention, I got to be a really, REALLY overethusiastic cop - sweet!)
Next year, we're planning to combine it with our Annual Gala - a big Friends fundraiser. Should be good times. :-)
Plus, bonus, we got to kill off our director and one of our part time employees. Dramatic deaths, both, and FABULOUSLY acted. ;-)
(To see all the photos from the set, click here)