The play is a comedy mystery with a lot of action. The story is set at a motel called “The Clam Cove Inn”. Guests at the Inn are killed and the mystery is about how the detective has to find out who the murderer is. It is mostly set around the lead role, Colonel Clamsky, played by senior Troy Downey, who is one of the victims.
Neumayre states, “The piece is unique because the detective, Sam Slade, played by Braydon Biersner, interacts with the audience by asking them for help. I like the script because there is a lot of red herrings. It is hard to find out the murder is with all of the characters having a motive to kill Colonel Clamsky.”
The story is also set during the middle of a hurricane, which makes special effects like wind and water appear.
Neumayre says, “One of the things I really like about Toreador theater is that it’s student ran. When they enter the stage, we teachers step back and students run the whole thing. They are also busy kids, and it has been interesting to watch them shuffle their schedule to make this work.”
When being asked if there have been any challenges during setting this up, she answers, “I would say one of the bigger challenges has been how busy the auditorium is in february and march. We weren't able to build the set until tuesday before spring break.”
The play will be shown on April 1st and 2nd at 7 PM in the Boone High School Auditorium. The price will be $5 for adult and $3 for student, and students with an activity pass will get in for free.