HANNIBAL, NY – Members of Hannibal High School’s drama club, Purple Gallery, have been working tenaciously preparing their 2015 production.
After looking at several scripts the students chose the intriguing and comedic, Cooking Can Be Murder by Eddie McPherson.
Auditions were held and the cast assembled to bring to life the murder mystery centered around the cooking competition at the Remington County Fair.
The seven chefs competing this year include Hedda Hair (Kiersten Abbott), Paige Turner (Jordan April), Robin Banks (Olivia Mann), Carrie Oakey (Makayla Florczyk), Jane Smith (Lacee Howell), Ella Mentry (Amanda Miano), and Howie Diddot (Ashley Hatten).
They are suspects in the murder of Mr. James Cassanova Valentino Bond (Sami Eddy) and under investigation by Detective Biddle (Amanda Kimball).
The audience will get to hear each suspect’s story enhanced by a reenactment.
Tessa Mann, Matt Haskell, Gabrielle Brown, Megan Shaw, and Teresa Hare play many parts and provide entertainment by changing costumes continuously throughout the performance.
The Master of Ceremony (Maria Przeporia) keeps the show moving forward with a sense of inquiry.
Lighting and sound effects are provided by Taylor McLaughlin and Victoria Boyce.
Under the direction of advisor, Shirley Terrinoni, the play will be performed on April 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. in the Hannibal High School auditorium.
Tickets are available at the door.