The two weekend run of the murder mystery dinner show, “B-I-N-G-O Spells Murder” has just finished.
The plot description: “Father O’Sullivan is desperate. But who wouldn’t be? The bank is about to foreclose on his church buildings and orphanage. He’s got young people struggling with questions of love, developers struggling to turn the house of God into the Condos of God, a gangster struggling with the English language, and a bookkeeper who’s just a struggle for everyone. Plus, he’s hosting a Bingo night as a last chance to raise enough money to get himself out of this mess. So, what happens when his bookkeeper is killed and the money is stolen? It’s time for Father O’Sullivan to “forgive-and-forget” nothing as he struggles to solve the crime.”
It was a lot of fun interacting with the audience as Jennifer Boyleston, fiancee of Greg Arlington. Greg was the church’s first orphan to live in the church orphanage. He and Jennifer want to get married but do not have enough money to plan a wedding. Is that enough of a motive to kill? Each night, the audience voted who they felt “whodunit” and Jennifer Boyleston happily received many, many votes each night with her innocent appearance! Almost all performances were sold out and the cast formed solid friendships.
Produced by the Theater League of Clifton. Director: Linda Wielkotz. Producer: Mark Peterson.
(Rehearsal image courtesy of Mark Peterson)