Help solve a crime at KFHS

Published 10:34 pm Monday, September 24, 2012

Dameon Rhoades, Christine Fulgham and Raven Morris rehearse Monday for King’s Fork High School Dog Pound Players’ production “Last Will and Testament,” to be performed in the school cafeteria Thursday.

Limited tickets remain for a special dinner theater murder mystery Thursday at King’s Fork High School, where audience members will be called upon as sleuths.

The King’s Fork High School Dog Pound Players’ production of “Last Will and Testament,” a murder mystery, will be performed in the school cafeteria at 6 p.m.

Tickets are selling at $6 after the price was dropped from $13 to encourage a full house, and a three-course meal will be served. “It’s almost all sold out,” drama teacher Jennifer Miguel said.

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“Basically, we’re at the reading of the will of Jonas Carmody,” whose earthly demise precipitates the plot, Miguel said during rehearsals in the cafeteria Monday afternoon.

“He left all the money to a wife to no one knew he had. Basically, all the people want to keep her out — she wasn’t meant to inherit all that money.”

The reprisal of the published play will rely heavily on audience participation, she said.

“We’re hoping their questions will help solve the crime. There’s a point later in the show where — hopefully the audience was listening — they’re allowed to ask questions of all the cast members to help our detective solve the crime.”

The production has five actors and about 25 crew members. Dameon Rhoades is a 2012 King’s Fork graduate returning to school from college to play the role of Jackson Davis, a lawyer with Davis, Davis and Locke.

“He has the charisma of a used car salesman,” Rhoades said. “He’s, like, scheme-y.”

Rhoades said he is happy to be participating in the play. “Somebody dropped out, and she (Miguel) just needed someone, so I came back.”

Rhoades has acted in other King’s Fork productions, and one of his fellow thespians this time round is Raven Morris, playing Emma Richfield Carmody.

“She’s, like, a religious fanatic,” Morris said of her character. “She’s always got a Bible with her. She’s supposed to marry Jackson, but it doesn’t turn out so well.”

Morris was in “Alice in Wonderland” last year. “I have done acting in the past, but this is my first major play as a major character,” she said. “It has been fun.”

Tickets, which will not be sold at the door, are available by contacting Miguel on 923-5240 or at