Pam Schehl/News Danville High School students in Saturday’s performances of “Café Murder” include, first row, from left, Kaleigh Loyd, Brie Thomas, Addie Wills, Abby Porter and Skylar Batten; and second row, from left, Autumn Spaulding, Makayla Rolince, Vivian Hawk, Karley Ackert, Allison Irvin and Sammie Moran.


DANVILLE — Audience participation is required Saturday when Danville Drama presents “Café Murder” by Nathan Hartswick.

The light-hearted comedy, masquerading as a murder mystery, takes place in a bistro where five sisters are celebrating a birthday. The birthday girl, Rosemary, aka Addie Wills, believes she is allergic to water and irritates everyone in the bistro with her annoying behavior. When she disappears, everyone is a suspect as far as Detective Harris (Makayla Rolince) is concerned, including Rosemary’s sisters — Melanie (Skylar Batten), a hippie; ditzy valley girl Valerie (Brie Thomas); conservative banker Marjorie (Abby Porter); and rugged truck driver Volleny (Kaleigh Loyd).

Also under suspicion are the maitre d’ (Karley Ackert), chef (Allison Irvin) and the wait staff (Autumn Spaulding, Vivian Hawk and Sammie Moran).

Because Detective Harris got credentials through the mail only four days prior to the crime, the audience, as patrons of the restaurant, is asked to help solve the mystery. They will be able to ask questions of the suspects and vote on whom they believe the killer is.

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