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Fall Play: Mystery at Shady Acres

RCLS Theater Presents: Mystery at Shady Acres

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When: October 13, 14, & 15

Who: Students in grades 4-8 are eligible to participate

All students who are interested in being in the play should submit the appropriate drama participation form below. Students interested in a stage part must then sign up for a try-out time.



Register for participation by Aug 31



Try-outs for acting parts: Aug 29-31

Students interested in an acting role must come to one try-out time.

Please sign up for a try-out time at this link:

Mystery at Shady Acres Try-outs: Sign Up Here

The cast of characters is below. Try-outs will be held in Miss Schauer’s room August 29-31.  

Please understand that although we will try our best to involve as many students as possible, not everybody will be able to have a speaking part.

Mystery at Shady Acres

BY Michelle R. Davis

Your audience’s help is needed to solve the baffling theft at Shady Acres, a cozy hotel tucked away in the remote English countryside in the late 1920s.  The hotel staff is frantically preparing for the arrival of their most prestigious guests ever — the wealthy and famous Fairfaxes from America.  Everything seems to be going awry as the hotel is turned topsy-turvy with zany activity.  Finally, hotel manager Mr. Clifford manages to usher the English Tea Garden tour group out of the lobby early and to straighten out the confusion between the Fairfaxes and the Brighthams, another pair of wealthy guests.  Just when he thinks everything is going smoothly, Mrs. Fairfax’s valuable diamond necklace is stolen!  Who could it be?  And who is the mysterious man lurking about who signed the hotel register as Mr. X?  The police discover that practically everyone at the hotel has a motive.  Having a flamboyant but ineffective detective and his assistant arrive on the scene competing to solve the case first only makes matters worse.  Good thing your audience is there to help point out the clues and analyze characters’ motivations.  This lighthearted ’whodunit’ has enough twists and turns to keep audiences of all ages entertained!

Cast will include approx. 26 actors. 


More information can be found HERE