Mystery dinner theatre comes back to Fairlawn


Practicing for the Fairlawn Drama Department’s presentation of “The Will” a mystery dinner theatre are, left to right, Josh Stekli, 12, of London, son of John and D’Ann Stekli, Marcus Berger, 10, of Sidney, son of Amy and Kevin Berger, Darcy Maxson, 11, of Conover, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Maxson, and Brynn Thomas, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Rachel Levins and Blake Thomas. The show will be held Friday, Oct. 21. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m..


Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News

SIDNEY — The Fairlawn Drama Department is hosting its sixth annual Mystery Dinner theatre on Oct. 21. The students will be presenting the mystery play, “The will.”

The evening begins with a dinner which includes tossed salad, spaghetti, bread sticks, green beans, applesauce and cobbler for dessert.

The mystery begins when Lady Jean Muckhousen dies and leaves a large estate. The problem – she has no heirs. So her lawyer, Mr. Jeez Creepers, sends invitations to several groups of people who have been kind to the lady during her lifetime, asking them to come to the reading of the will.

As the will is read, a challenge is issued to be part of a race to find the hidden key to her treasure. At this point, the audience will be asked to participate with the cast in an actual game of “Clue” to discover the location of the hidden key.

They will answer questions and be given clues to the key’s whereabouts as they visit stations each with a different ghost theme manned by a separate cast of students who will introduce their particular stories as they attempt to help the audience earn their clues.

Once the winning team has located the hidden key, all will return to the auditorium for a hair-raising conclusion to this funny and surprising prize-earning show that will leave you laughing and wondering what just happened.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 for preregistered guests. The play will begin immediately following at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend the show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door for $8 for the show only.

The cast of “The Will” includes Abbey Goins as Cynthia; Marcus Berger of Mr. Jeez Creepers; Josh Stekli as George Fruitwobblergroveman; Kami Hamilton as Diane Fruitwobblergroveman; Jacob Couchot as Jedakiah Hethrow; Kelsey Zircher as Ma Sallybob Hethrow; Julia Huelskamp as Mortichai Hethrow; Brynn Thomas as Lizzy Jeperson; Darcy Maxson as Veronica Jeperson; Lane Wells as Todd Parson; Alec Osbone as Brian Pearson; Madison Huelskamp as Lady Jean Muckhousen; Katie McKenzie as the Pottery Girl Jacklin Phinney as The Story Teller; Payton Pierce as The Story Teller’s dead sister; Elizabeth Pestke, Hayden Ball and Isiah Elsass as The Ghostbusters; Marissa King as the Staypuff Marshmallow Man; Delaney Rice as The Grim Reaper; Cole Kennedy as Scooby Doo; Cassi McKnight as Daphne; Meghan Bell as Velma; Jaysmyn Phinney as Shaggy; and Rayanna Couchot as the mystery ghost.

Practicing for the Fairlawn Drama Department’s presentation of “The Will” a mystery dinner theatre are, left to right, Josh Stekli, 12, of London, son of John and D’Ann Stekli, Marcus Berger, 10, of Sidney, son of Amy and Kevin Berger, Darcy Maxson, 11, of Conover, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Maxson, and Brynn Thomas, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Rachel Levins and Blake Thomas. The show will be held Friday, Oct. 21. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m..
http://sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_SDN102016FairlawnPlay.jpgPracticing for the Fairlawn Drama Department’s presentation of “The Will” a mystery dinner theatre are, left to right, Josh Stekli, 12, of London, son of John and D’Ann Stekli, Marcus Berger, 10, of Sidney, son of Amy and Kevin Berger, Darcy Maxson, 11, of Conover, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth Maxson, and Brynn Thomas, 12, of Sidney, daughter of Rachel Levins and Blake Thomas. The show will be held Friday, Oct. 21. The dinner will start at 6:30 p.m. The show begins at 7:30 p.m.. Luke Gronneberg | Sidney Daily News
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