WHAT: William Chrisman High School presents the comedic murder mystery “13 Past Midnight,” by Billy St. John (2010), directed by Kim Hayes and produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service.

WHERE: Chrisman High School performing arts center, 1223 N. Noland Road, Independence.

WHEN: 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.

HOW MUCH: Tickets are $6 at the door.

WHAT'S THE SHOW ABOUT: When powerful millionaire Victor Winslow, producer of a popular TV soap opera, invites members of the cast and crew to his mansion for a party, none dares refuse. Winslow informs his guests that he has assembled them to help him develop a new murder mystery game he's invented called "13 Past Midnight." But before the game begins, the host gives the players ample motives to want to kill him – for real. Then, the game becomes deadly when Victor is discovered stabbed in the neck with a dart, and Pete Griffin, a private investigator hired to act as a consultant, must try to trap the murderer before he or she can strike again. Full of laughs and chills, the show will make the audience twice before accepting an invitation to a murder mystery evening. (from samuelfrench.com)

CAST

Character: Actor

Victor: Caleb Brunk

Durwood: Angel Rincon-Grimaldo

Pete: Jadon Roberson

Chad: Alijah Twaddell

Talbert: Aaron Johnson

Skyler: Joshua Hagstrom

Gary: Eli Middleton

Brenda: Chelsee Seller-Smith

Allison: Schyller Sawmiller

Eve: Rylee Thompson

Zara: Alyssa Pirtle

Kathryn: Maureen Hennessey

Lila: Emily Hill

Toni: Tammy Sanders

Louise: Kaya Moore

Maureen: Emily Bryant

Understudies: Mikayla Blanchard, Emily Guldner, Maddy Ebert, Grisell Montes, Chrystian Waterman, Logan Snyder, Tanner Roberson

Stage managers: Malee Richardson, Tanner Roberson, Madi Vinson

– Compiled by Mike Genet