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This Fall, Peninsula Drama presents, The Murder Room by Jack Sharkey.

The Murder Room is a spoof of British whodunits that is meant to have audience members rolling in the aisles while cast members may be rolling each other into graves – or trying to, at least. A fabulous mystery farce concerning newly-weds Edgar and Mavis. Two days after their wedding Edgar discovers that Mavis – a nasty piece of work – is being unfaithful. After her first attempt to kill him by poisoning his cocoa kills the cat instead, Mavis resorts to cold-bloodedly shooting him and then returning to her lover. Chaos and complications reign when it transpires that the shots were blanks and that Edgar's body has vanished. Inspector Crandall is sent to investigate Edgar's disappearance. He finds there is more to the case than meets the eye – Constable Howard is also on the trail and tends to agree. Edgar's daughter Susan Hollister arrives to proudly show off her diploma and new fiance, Barry Draper. Learning of her father's disappearance, she teams up with the ditzy housekeeper Lottie Molloy to investigate with apparently hilarious results. (

Presented by special arrangement with Concord Theatricals.

Important Dates and Information:
AD, SM and ASM Applications are available online HERE and are due by 3p on Friday June 3. If needed, interviews for those positions will take place after school on Monday June 6 and Tuesday, June 7. 
A production meeting for ADs, SMs and ASMs will take place on Wednesday June 8 from 12:15-1p in the PAC.
Auditions & Callbacks will take place on Tuesday August 16 at 230p. Audition information is available now. Audition Forms will be online before July 31 and due on August 15.
All other Crew Positions will have online applications as well, available by August 15 and due August 26.
Please see the tentative Production Calendar and Cast & Crew Info packet links below.