THS Theatre Presents The Crimson House Murder
The Timberland High School Theatre Department will present Tim Kelly’s “The Crimson House Murder” on March 14, 15, and 16. This murder mystery farce will be performed by an all-school cast and crew each evening beginning at 7:00 p.m.
The Crimson House is a shady boarding hotel owned by Rebecca Fitzwilliam (Clarissa Bruegenhemke) where the guests pay outrageous rent for shoddy service. One stormy night, a corpse has been discovered in the sitting room. Among the guest list is mystery writer Anguish Crispie (Allison Jordan), actress Fay Strange (Meg Gorton), and a distraught young bride, Penny Russell (Marilyn Easley). Arriving on the scene to investigate the murder is that famous, inept, yet very funny Hoboken detective, Hercules Porridge (Lucas Sweeney). Craziness ensues as a host of eccentric characters show up, adding to the chaos. Thrills and chills collide with side-splitting laughter as the case is surprisingly solved by Detective Porridge, assisted by Detective Bobby (Cecil Bailes), and Officer Mulligan (Emma Gorton).
The ensemble cast includes Mason Wilbanks, Mikah Beck, Danny Larkin, Luke Englert, Jacob Windham, Riley Clark, Sarah Hohenshell, Emma Whitehead, Ben Lamoureux, Gavin White, and Andy Vehige.
The play is under the stage management of Addison Collier, assisted by Megan Mueller, Carly Bohning, and Alanna Espinoza and crew heads Julieann Martin, Quinn Zust, Shelby Lynn, and Dan Vehige. The performance will be held at the Carl E. Reininger Theatre. Admission is $6.00 for adults and $5.00 for students. Tickets are available at the door, and the box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Beginning March 1, tickets will be available online at https://gofan.co/app/school/MO24191.