The Racine Lutheran High School Theater Department will present Pat Cook’s You Have the Right to Remain Dead, an audience-participation murder mystery sprinkled with comedy. The performance dates are Friday, Oct. 28, and Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m.
Here’s what you can expect. You’ve just settled down in a theater to solve an audience-participation murder mystery. The narrator (Jacob Lightner) comes out and gives you a few “ins and outs” on what to look for in the play. The show starts, and you meet Slim Daddy (Petr Jaros), a rich but vindictive southern gentleman with an equally conniving and scheming family. So you know who’s going to die, right? But who will the murderer be? Will it be Sweet Mama (Maja Jovovic), Daddy’s pandering wife; Hyacinth (McKenzie Moore), the daughter who’s always cleaning the family’s firearms; Earl (Ben Young) the worm, or his overly amorous wife, Savannah (McKenzie Daanan); or Clete (Ben Jung), the sullen handyman who, for some reason, is in the will? Then, a body is discovered on stage during the performance. The director (Emma Montgomery) comes on stage and the police (Hannah Mains) arrive. Now you have to figure out who committed the murder. Oh, and the lights keep giving Trudy (Tianna Chambliss) problems by fading in and out.
Not only are you questioning the cast, but they also are questioning you! Yes, you are a suspect as well! This frantic mystery-comedy will have audiences guessing until the last clue is dropped and the last ham overacts.
Tickets are available at the door: $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizen (55+) and high school students, and middle school and grade school students are admitted free. Advance-purchase tickets can be reserved by calling the school at 637-6538.