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The Eudora High School spring play is a most haunted play. Ax of Murder will be presented by the High School Performing Arts Group on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9. Both performances start at 7:00 PM at the Performing Arts Center at Eudora High School.
Lauren Thiessen, the Director of Ax of Murder performances at Eudora High, submitted the following synopsis:
Everyone’s heard of a haunted house. Probably even a haunted theater. But a haunted play? Could it be haunted by the spirit of a man who recently died at the theatre? No… it’s not possible! At least, that’s what theater director Bonnie Bagwell tries to convince the other members of the troupe as writer Colin Chambers hints at the trail of horror that has cursed his script, Ax of Murder.
Unfortunately, curiosity gets the best of the actors and, despite Colin’s adamant warnings, they open the script and start reading the play. It soon becomes apparent the play is mirroring their theater and even the specific actors. ‘The play changes with each performance,’ Colin intones, though he’s not taken seriously. But when a police sergeant shows up on cue stating he was called in on a murder, people begin to wonder. Wonder turns to fear when someone IS murdered onstage! And it seems as if no one could have done it. No one, that is, perhaps a ghost. Your audiences won’t know who or what to believe. Characters show up in all areas of the theater, running down aisles and then disappearing. Murder weapons disappear and then show up in the worst of places. Beware the twists and turns of this play. You never know what will happen next when you see Ax Of Murder.
Adult tickets are $5.00 and Kids 12 and under are $3.00 and all tickets can be purchased at the door. The performing Arts Center is located at Eudora High School, 2203 Church Street.