Last Friday evening started and ended with drama. First there was the reading of millionaire heiress Lotta Bux's Will, where we learned that Bux, creator of a best selling library “paste bar-b-que sauce”, had left her entire fortune to lover Rocky Stallion!
Such scandalous revelations did not deter guests from enjoying the evening which included tables full of tasty hor d'ouevres, mingling with Bux's disgruntled (and possibly murderous) heirs, and buying raffle tickets to win one of the beautiful, donated baskets. Then, just when everyone thought the evening couldn't get any better, the lights went out! *Dum-Dum-Dummmm* Followed by a horrible scream that filled the library!
Librarian Sabrina Stacks had found Rocky Stallion dead... done in... murdered!
Inspector Columbus arrived on the scene and immediately requested help from those gathered to solve the question.... Who-Dunnit!
Local actors, under the direction of veteran Ligonier director, Audrey Tostevin assisted by Polly Artuso, took on the roles of Bux's heirs in the amusing production of “The Case of the Loaded Librarian.” Bux's heirs were played by the following: lawyer Mason Rumpole, Larry Shew; playboy son Heathcliff Bux, Paul McCracken; Madonna Bux, Heidi McKay; Nurse Hatchet, Dawn Hart; Lotta’s French chef Tiny Prudhonne, Steve Gooder; chauffeur Indy Kowalski, Ormond “Butch” Bellas; Governess Jane Bronte, Lisa Simons; Lotta’s paramour Rocky Stallion, Tim Rennie; Inspector Columbus, Byron Frank, and librarian Sabrina Stacks, Debbie Gruss.
Thank you to everyone who participated in and helped with the Murder In The Library event! A special thank you goes to our wonderful actors, Audrey and Polly for putting on such a wonderful and entertaining show! Not only did the event sell out, but all who attended had a wonderful time.
PS - No actors or books were harmed in the making of this event! But many people had so much fun, that they hope we do it again.