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Volcano School of Arts & Sciences to Host Middle School Theater Night

May 4, 2019, 9:30 AM HST (Updated April 28, 2019, 12:34 PM)
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Night Murder Mysteries are the theme for Volcano School of Arts and Sciences Middle School Theater Night 2019.

The 6th, 7th and 8th graders will each perform a one-act murder mystery. The performances will be on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 6 p.m. at KMC’s Kīlauea Theater in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park.

Grade 6 will perform Café Murder by Nathan Hartswick. Rosemary Saint-John is a hypochondriac convinced she is allergic to water. Celebrating her birthday at a restaurant with her four sisters, Saint John’s self-centeredness makes enemies with everyone around her. When she disappears, she is presumed murdered. Which one of the people who Saint-John angers did it? No one is above suspicion among this cast of characters.

Grade 7 will perform No Body to Murder by Edith Weiss. Bad news threatens the guests at the Come On Inn of Nova Scotia. An escaped convict in the area and a bad storm in the area. After there is a power outage the gung-ho aerobics instructor, Billie Body, has been mysteriously murdered. Suspicions rage: Was it the gardener who weeds with an axe? An inept doctor on holiday from malpractice suits? A hairdresser who constantly changes her appearance? Everyone has a hidden motive to want Billie Body dead.

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Grade 8 will perform Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine By Michael Druce. The action takes place around the head table of a banquet room where guests are expecting a dinner theatre show. When the guest of honor, Eleanor Van Heusen, falls face first into her plate of spaghetti, the guests are suddenly witness to a murder. All her family members and even the chef have motives to kill her, yet all claim innocence. Luckily, Inspector Bungles is there to help solve this whodunit.

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Park entrance fees may apply.

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