The East Central High School Drama Department will present “Murder in the Knife Room” Friday-Saturday, Nov. 1-2, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center.
“The play is a comedy and will be featuring the talented students from the drama club,” reports teacher Donna Tanner, who is the assistant director.
Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students and senior citizens and free for children under 5.
Director Kari Zengerling also is assisted by technical director Jacob Zengerling, stage managers Rachel Furney and Anna Schmuelling, set designers and builders Steven Zengerling and Mike Anthony, sound manager Kevin Leech and lights manager Dylan Rolfes.
Acting roles and actors are Mysterious Host, Carly Kern; Southern Belle, Claudia Armbruster; Decrepit Invalid, Emma Hahn; Sketchy Foreigner, Zach Mossburger; Respectable General, Matt Krimmer; Brainless Model, Baylee Gabbard; Bearded Scholar, Shay Roepke; Floozy, Amber Roszell; Pompous Millionaire, Frankie Montazemi; Wealthy Dowager, Katie Dobbins; Reckless Cowboy, Patrick Andres; Boy Band Reject, Jacob Byrd; Probably Faking it Deaf Mute, Malory Owen; Washed-Up Actress, Chrisi Fischer; Santa Claus, Noah Henry; Dirty Hippie, Courtney Barga; Serial Killer, Ally Trabel; Spooky Pirate, Shelby Lake; Diehard Bengals Fan, T.J. Snape; Struggling Stand-Up Comic, Kelley Renninger; Intimidating Mobster Wife, Breanne Nero; and Plastic Politician, Abby Meyer.
Re-enactors include Mystery Host, Evan Fischer; Idea Pitcher No. 1 and Nick from Boy Band, Nikki Ledars; Idea Pitcher No. 2 and Child No. 2, Erin Carleton; Idea Pitcher No. 3, Elf and Captain EQ, Julia Robben; Idea Pitcher No. 4, Kristin Lunsford; Pool Widow No. 1, AJ from Boy Band, and Child No. 1, Carlye Swartwout; Pool Widow No. 2, Sarah Richter; Pool Widow No. 3, Rebekah Smith; Pool Widow No. 4, Lindsey Altum; Pool Widow Leader, Katie Fox; Lieutenant Smash and Elf, Kaila Earhart;
Brigadier General Francis X Hummel, Christina Corbin; Howie, Miranda Wintz; Kevin from Boy Band and Extra Elf, Abby Trabel; Laugh Host and Mom, Tori Zeek; Paramedic No. 1 and Matey No. 4, Shelby LeGrand; and Paramedic No. 2, Cassidy Rogers.
Also, Helen and Elf, Skylar McMahon; Real Santa, Kameron Franklin; Child No. 4, Cara Morman; Child No. 3, Izabelle Manning; Brian, Child No. 5 and Matey No. 1, Abby McComas; Paw, Brady Andres; Foolish and Extra Elf, Courtney Helms; Irresponsible, Madi Morgan; Negligent and Elf, Bryssa Helton; Matey No. 2, Kady Kraus; Matey No. 3, Hannah Lynch; and Major League Baseball, Haley Conklin.