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Middle School Thespians Earn Laughs During Bad Murder Mystery and Play

Congratulations to the cast and crew of the Middle School's Winter Theatrical Production, which premiered before a full house on December 3, 2021, in the Louisa Performing Arts Center. Our 7th- and 8th-grade thespians took a comedic stab at the following one-act "All I Really Need to Know I Learned by..." plays: "Being in a Bad Play" and "Being in a Bad Murder Mystery," both written by Werner Trieschmann.

All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Play peels back a tattered curtain to examine the process of putting on a show that is less than good, as a stuffy narrator guides the audience through the whole pathetic process, from audition to rehearsals, complete with a Small Part Support Group meeting and production of "Romeo and Juliet" set in Starbucks.

You'll never look at a whodunit the same way again after seeing All I Really Need to Know I Learned by Being in a Bad Murder Mystery! Follow along — if you dare — as our misguided performers attempt to nail down the typical British accents, understand what a red herring is, and figure out how to die on stage without looking all gross and stuff. The director and stage manager wouldn't actually attempt to murder someone during the murder mystery. Or, would they?