Who knew I would be doing a Post-Rehearsal Post again so soon (and don’t bother saying YOU knew, because I will not believe you) (you know who you are, and that’s all you know) (but I digress). It is not a full-on play, like Love’s Labour’s Lost, but an interactive murder mystery, such as I love to write and perform.
Full disclosure: it is a previously performed script. We have less lead time than usual, so the best I could do was revive one previously done for another venue. I had some re-writing to do, though, because we have two fewer actors to work with. This accomplished, some excellent actors recruited, and we are on our way.
The mystery is He Laughed Himself to Death, which we originally presented in 2017. Goodness, that was five years ago. How the time flies. Anyways, we had our first meeting tonight. We read through the script, talked about characters and clues, and set the rest of our rehearsals. Alas, I did not take any pictures.
I found a previous illustration of some fake poo used in the original production. I still have it and, surprisingly enough, know where it is, so it will make a repeat appearance. The bigger poo was also featured in Donate to Murder, to great comic effect (I do not exaggerate; it was very funny).
He Laughed Himself to Death will be presented to benefit the Herkimer County Historical Society on Saturday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m. at Herkimer Elks Lodge. For more information, contact the society at 315-866-6413.