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Bishop McNamara


Fall Play, "Murder for Dummies"

Please note, there will NOT be a performance on SATURDAY at 4pm.


“So you want to commit a murder.” This is the first line in a book purchased by Myron Bernhart. And here’s a guy who knows his books since he’s collected some rare ones and proud of it. That is until his nagging wife, Marge, decides to sell them. He tries to reason with her but is argued down, not only by her but the Civic Arts League, her cronies who, of course, meet constantly at their house. When all else fails, Myron realizes it’s time to take drastic action and plans it all out. Of course, his imagination tends to wander a bit--from German psychiatrists to CSI investigators to hard-boiled 1940s-type detectives. So he sets up the perfect murder. His wife is home alone, he has an airtight alibi, and he prepares his victim a “special” glass of tea. Everything is working, just like the book said. Marge takes the glass of tea, sits on the couch and quietly brings the glass up to her lips…when the doorbell rings. From here on it seems as if everybody shows up! Marge’s women’s club, a rare book collector, Myron’s buddy Jack, and, worst of all, Marge’s domineering sister! And in the midst of all the confusion the wrong person drinks the “special” tea…and dies! What follows is a parade of policemen, blackmailers, and in-laws as Myron wonders just what went wrong. And you will, too, in this fast-paced comedy-mystery where nothing seems to go right, even when you go by the book. Of course, that’s when the title of the book is “Murder for Dummies.”

Murder for Dummies by Pat Cook

Produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing Co.

Cast List & Production Staff

Cast List

Marge Bernhart......Haley Dexter

Opaline Packer......Anna Barker

Jobeth Wallenford......Ciara Sykes

Dewitt Gundlechuk......Michaela Richey

Myron Bernhart......Jacob Godin

Jack Havisham.....Trey Treviño

Psychiatrist/Detective/Pete Bolivar......Ethan Howard

CSI Agent/Mason (Madison) Monroe......Zach Curtis

Helga "Sis" Heindorff......Clare Steffes

Daniel (Dinah) Mumfred......Ryan Graf

Officer Burkett......Lizzie Salerno

Lt. Tinkerton/Book Voice/Announcer......Connor Powers

Serena Brown......Madi Spenard

Production Staff
Director......Sharla Ronchetto

Stage Manager......Abbey Short