READING, Pa.- The scene is set, the costumes are fitted, and the students at Exeter Township Senior High School are ready to take the stage in the annual fall theatre production. Come enjoy their production of Monk Ferris’ “Let’s Murder Marsha” on Thursday, November 12 and Saturday, November 14 at 7:30 p.m. in the Exeter High School auditorium.
Set in the Manhattan apartment of the Gilmores, audiences will join mystery novel-loving Marsha as she schemes to prevent her husband Tobias from murdering her. Caught up in her plans are the bumbling neighbor Virgil Baxter, Marsha’s mother Lynette, unsuspecting Persis, confused Officer Ben, and hard-headed maid Bianca. Hilarity ensues as conversations are misunderstood, information is passed along incorrectly, and a mystery novel comes to life. “It’s very fun and unexpected. There are a lot of turns and twists,” Kassie Scheese, a senior in the production, explains. “From the title you might expect someone’s going to be murdered, but you never really know until you see it. It’s very family friendly and it’s good for all ages.”
“Let’s Murder Marsha” is the 18th fall theatre production for directors Bill and Marian Cain and from the very beginning of rehearsals, the students have been putting in hours learning their lines and developing their characters to provide the best performance possible. Jon Bingaman, another senior with the production, encourages audience members to come out on Thursday and Saturday nights and “experience the wild ride that the show is and just have a great time like we’ve been having.”
Tickets for the show cost $10 and can be purchased in advance from any cast member. There will also be tickets available at the door each night beginning at 7:00 p.m. For more information, interested parties can contact the Exeter High School main office at 610-779-0700.