Hannibal High School’s drama club, Purple Gallery, performed a stunning performance of “Cooking Can Be Murder” by Eddie McPherson.
Detective Rufus Annette Biddle, played by Amanda Kimball, had to solve the mystery of who killed the famous chef Mr. James Casanova Valentino Bond (played by Sami Eddy) at the annual Remington County Fair Cook-off competition.
The seven culinary suspects included 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). Multiple parts also played by Tessa Mann, Matt Haskell, Gabrielle Brown, Megan Shaw, and Teresa Hare. Lighting and sound effects are provided by Taylor McLaughlin and Victoria Boyce.
The comical satire, narrated by the master of ceremony (Maria Przepiora), had the audience laughing with hysterical puns, witticisms and unexpected circumstances.
Adviser Shirley Terrinoni expressed how proud she was of the cast and their hard work at both performances.