The Collinsville High School Drama Club and Thespian Troupe 643 will present “Murder by the Book” on November 16, 17 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the CHS auditorium.
“Murder by the Book” by Craig Sodaro is the story of what happens when some of the world’s greatest writers get together at the annual meeting of the Raven Society:
The Raven Society is holding its annual meeting to select the best mystery book of the year to win the coveted Smoking Gun Award. Because of the prestige of the prize, the membership in this sacred club is secret, even amongst themselves. Each member attends the three day meeting, cut off from the rest of the world at the Dickens House, disguised as a famous author. This year, Edgar Allan Poe introduces a dashing upstart, William Shakespeare, as a new member to replace the recently departed Jules Verne. Spouting poetry, Will instantly captures the hearts of Mary Shelley, Charlotte Bronte, and Louisa Mae Alcott. But romance is interrupted when Poe reads a nasty bit of correspondence announcing that each member of the society will die. Only mystery maven Agatha Christie takes the message seriously, but, alas, it’s too late. Only one thing is for sure — one of the famous authors is trying to kill the competition!
Tickets are $5 and are available at the door.