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"Murder At Aunt Agatha's" This Weekend!

They say laughter is the best medicine. Shake off those winter blues and spend some time supporting our students. Our middle school students have been hard at work preparing a murder mystery with lots of laughs for you. Show-times are this Friday at 6:00 PM, with dinner being served by the Putnam County Advertising Class beginning at 4:30 PM in the Middle School Commons. The cost of dinner is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 10 and under. Dinner will consist of pork loin, cheesy potatoes, green beans, dinner roll, side salad, dessert, and a drink. Admission to the play is $4 per person.

The play will also show on Saturday at 3 PM. After the play on Saturday, be sure to stick around for the PCHS Journalism Pageant beginning around 4:15 PM. Funds raised from the PCHS Journalism Pageant will help to pay for new cameras, microphones, and other equipment for podcasts, videos, and articles.

Thanks to all who help to make these events a success! We appreciate your support!

Here is a little of what you can expect: 

This comedy murder mystery doesn’t take itself too seriously, even as dearly departed Aunt Agatha’s nieces and nephews have gathered at her mansion to hear the reading of her will.

The relatives are a varied lot — the formerly rich VanVleets, the nerdy Earls, the hillbilly McSwines, a B-movie starlet, and sweet Rose Bloom from the other side of the family. Also present are two cons pretending to be twin sister housemaids, even though one has a French accent and the other a German one.

As the lawyer begins, there’s more greed than grief permeating the room, which perhaps is why Aunt Agatha stipulated that anyone wanting a share of her money must first survive the night in her house. Too bad she forgot to mention there would be ghosts! Singing, dancing ghosts, in fact! But as one family member after another is murdered throughout the night, this almost begins to feel more like an Agatha Christie mystery! Luckily, Detective Sam Club arrives to help find the killer, and he certainly doesn’t believe in ghosts.

This short two-act is part mystery, part ghost story, but mainly, all comedy!