Funny what an artist sometimes finds themselves creating. I have been occupied building all sorts of costumes and props for our upcoming murder mystery dinner theater. This year I am not only directing the play but I am also playing a tiny role. My part is that of an elderly showgirl...a real Carol Burnett kinda part. I wear a ratty nightgown for most of the show but at one point I put on my showgirl outfit over my robe.
The show takes place in a run down 70's disco. We have rented lights, fog machines and the entire cast has Afro wigs and bell bottoms with platform shoes. The murder weapon in the whodunnit is a mirror ball. I didn't want to purchase and destroy a real mirror ball so I've made a couple of them from paper mache' to use as props. I don't know if I'll ever get the sticky off my fingers and I think I will find little squares of silver wrapping paper in my desk for years.
Here are some cast photos of the characters who are possible murder suspects.
Looks like a lot of fun. This is all for a great cause - to support our local, emergency youth shelter.