HOT SPRINGS – The Hot Springs High School Drama Department will present its Fall Play entitled “Murder at Rundown Abbey” on Nov. 16 and 17. Performances will begin at 7 p.m. on both dates at the Mueller Center Theater.

This production is produced with special arrangements with Pioneer Drama Service, who provide the following synopsis:

Sam Splayed, an American private eye in London, desperately needs a case he can sink his teeth into. Lucky for him, he quickly finds himself undercover as the new butler at the rambling ancestral home of the Crumbledown family. Alas, the Crumbledowns have been plagued by bad luck. Two of the three Crumbledown siblings have died, leaving only Percival, who was recently kicked in the head by a horse. He now suffers from intermittent amnesia. His wife, Pamela, keeps a stiff upper lip while his stepdaughters play a tug-of-war between tradition and the new “Roaring Twenties.” Ruling over all is Lady Sybil Snodley-Snippett, a diva if there ever was one. Sam gets off to a rocky start as a servant, but soon his assistant Kitty bursts on the scene as a psychic who has been told by the dead butler that he was murdered by a poisoned dart. “Impossible!” roars Sybil. But when the secretary of Percival’s lawyer meets the same end, the family’s stiff upper lips begin to quiver.

Cast & Crew: Lillian Heidebrink as Annie Pennywise; Aspen Stover as Lady Pamela Crumbledown; Breanna Remington as Edith Hyde-Pinchley; Bailey Juhl as Hortense Hyde-Pinchley; Olivia Hayes as Lady Sybil Snodley-Snippet; Isabel Meyer as Kitty Katz; Julie Pedersen as Olive Green; Julian Parker as Murgatroyd; Janelle Brock as Understudy; Zach Cox Reggie as Snodley-Snippett; Tanner Olds as Treadlightly; Austin Stephenson as Lord Percival Crumbledown; Oliver Juhl as Sam Splayed; Luke Hayes as Gus Grumbles; Josh Stanley as Harold Symington-Dimwitty

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Stage Crew: Teighlor Brown Eyes, Taylor Carey, Wyatt Ellis, Willow Heidebrink, Rachil Olstad, Caleb Priem, and Trinity Scherer.

Directed by Marilyn Rowley, and assisted by Nyla Buchholz.

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