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The Murder Room by Jack Sharkey


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Chelsea Players will present the comic murder mystery “The Murder Room,” by Jack Sharkey, May 5, 11, & 12 at 7 pm and May 6 & 13 at 3 pm at United Congregational Church Hall, 87 Broadway, Norwich.

This spoof of the Agatha Christie genre is done for pure fun--just laughs, no hidden messages. Set in England, the play revolves around Edward Hollister, a prominent member of the community, whose very recent second marriage is to a woman who might be a gold digger or a fortune hunter or...worse! Hollister is awaiting his daughter’s arrival home after her graduation from college in America, but he disappears before she arrives. Coincidentally their cat disappears after drinking some hot cocoa meant for Hollister. Constable Howard, along with several other wacky characters, tries to crack the case of the missing Hollister. Filled with twists, turns, corny jokes, puns, and slapstick, the play is sure to delight. The final performance is a Mother’s Day matinee, a fun gift for Mom or Grandma and appropriate for the whole family.

The play is directed by George Blair and produced by Tim Moore, both of Norwich. Cast members are Fergus Milton of Westerly, Ellen Kellie of Willington, Erica Strickland of Waterford, Richard Weingart of Franklin, Juliana Drainville of Preston, and Brandon Speight of Lisbon.

Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Senior tickets are $10. For further information, call director George Blair at 609-891-7986. Also visit chelseaplayers.org and Facebook. For reservations email klamothe37(at)gmail.com. Please take special note of evening showtimes.