kept audience guessing
flew as audience members and actors all tried to figure
out who had killed Sir Roger Watersdown in a murder mystery
The Pond Street Grill was momentarily transformed into
a dinner theater with white linen table cloths, non-alcoholic
champagne and a four-course meal as 55 students enjoyed
a murder mystery Friday put on by Brachmans Hall
The play was set in the 1930s as eight people gathered
at the Watersdown Mansion in England for dinner. All had
a grievance with Sir Roger Watersdown, and as they started
eating, an inspector came and told them Sir Roger was
killed, and one of them had done it because all the employees
had an alibi. The inspector left them there for the night
to figure out who the murderer was.
The audience laughed and whispered as the eight actors
took turns walking around their table, accusing one another
of the crime.
The play paused for desert, an eclair pie, giving the
audience more time to discuss who they thought the killer
was. After desert, the actors mingled with the audience
asking who they thought had killed Sir Roger.
When the play resumed, the audience was given the opportunity
to submit who they thought the killer was. All correct
guesses were put into a bucket to have one name drawn
after the killer was announced.
Roger S. B. Astird, known as Rog, was revealed as the
killer of Sir Roger.
Anyone could have been the murderer, it just happened
to be me, said hall council member Ben Dalton, who
played Rog, the killer who donned a cowboy hat and Hawaiian
Freshman James Boone, who guessed the killer correctly,
had his name drawn from the bucket and will win a prize
that has not been decided.
The dinner theater was deemed a success by the resident
assistants and hall council members as all the attendees
left laughing and praising them for a job well done.
It was really striking because it was different
than other hall events, said freshman Laura Israel,
a vocal music education major who attended the dinner
Dianna Johnson, who played Randi, the pornographic actress
wearing an elegant dress and boa, said the event was a
It brought a lot of people together who wouldnt
normally be together, Johnson said.
Hall residents discuss murder suspects over dinner
Friday night at Pond Street Grill.