The Shady Side Academy Middle School Drama Dragons will present the 2021 fall play Dinner at Eight, Dead by Nine on Thursday, Dec. 2. Two performances will be staged in the Middle School cafetorium - a school-day performance for Middle School students and a 7 p.m. evening performance for parents and guests.
This deliciously clever comedy takes place at the head table of a banquet room where guests are expecting a dinner theatre show. But when the guest of honor, Eleanor Van Heusen, falls face first into her plate of spaghetti, the guests are suddenly witnesses to a murder! Luckily, Inspector Bungles is there to help solve this whodunit. To say the least, Eleanor wasn't loved by all. In fact, all her family members and even the chef have reasons to kill her. Hilarity ensues as they each reveal their own murder plans, yet all claim innocence.
The cast and crew includes 12 students in grades 6-8, and the director is English teacher Camille MacRae. The play was written by Michael Druce for Pioneer Drama Service.