Imagine Mavis Templeton Hollister’s surprise when she returns home to find her husband, Edgar, still alive. Her aim must have been terrible, since she shot him three times.
Then Mavis’ cat dies after ingesting the poisoned cocoa meant for Edgar, and she learns that, when he does die, Edgar’s estate will go to his only child by his first wife …
The community is invited to enjoy the laughs and witty dialogue as the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Theatre Department presents the crime thriller spoof The Murder Room. Miranda Hubert of Fergus Falls plays the role of Mavis, and Noah Dressler of Morris is Edgar, her newlywed husband.
The cast of the mystery farce also includes M State students Austin Begley, Serah Demmer and Teresa Widiger of Fergus Falls; and Mykenzey Watchorn of Frazee.
The Murder Room, written by Jack Sharkey, is directed by Stefanie Gerhardson.
Performances are set for 7:30 p.m. April 10 -11 and 16-18, and 2 p.m. April 19 in Waage Theatre on the Fergus Falls campus.
Tickets are $9 in advance and $11 at the door for adults, and $7 in advance and $8 at the door for students. Tickets can be purchased at the M State Box Office from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour to the performance, by calling 218.736.1600 or online at www.mstatetickets.com.