Murder’s in the Heir At The Yuba Theatre October 19 & 20, 2018

The Sierra County Arts Council and local community theater group, the Sierra Turnpike Players, present Murder’s in the Heir at the Yuba Theatre Fri, Oct. 19th and Sat, Oct. 20th 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Play by Billy St. John. Produced by special arrangement with PIONEER DRAMA SERVICE, INC., Englewood, CO.

Tickets are $15.00 for adults and $10.00 for children and seniors: available from the Yuba Gallery in Downieville and at the door.

Turn the game Clue into a play and you have the masterfully entertaining Murder’s in the Heir!’ Almost every character in this hilarious mystery has the weapon, opportunity and motive to commit the unseen murder.  And it’s up to your audience to decide who actually did it!  Each of the heirs to the tyrannical billionaire Simon Starkweather has the means and the motive to do away with him.  Starkweather gathers his family and employees to announce the contents of his will.  His lawyer, Lois van Zandt, reveals that he has bequeathed vast fortunes to his befuddled niece Fiona, her playboy son Jordan, his great-niece Paula (a Southern belle) and his grandson Simon III, as well as to his many servants.  Then Lois delivers the bombshell!  Within hours this will becomes invalid.  Of course, the rejected heirs are not pleased, so it’s not surprising when they roam the old mansion carrying such items as an ax, a gun and poison.  Predictably, the lights go out, and Simon is discovered murdered.  Simon III (played by the same actor who plays the elderly Simon) is determined to find his grandfather’s killer, with the help of detective Mike Davis.  The play’s unique ending, utilizing secret ballots gathered at intermission from the audience, determines the killer in this Billy St. John maze of murder.
Posted In Categories: 2018, Community Theater, Past Events, Yuba Theatre

This event is produced by the Sierra County Arts Council, State-Local Partner of the California Arts Council.

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