'While the Lights Were Out' play coming to Canton Nov. 9 and Nov. 10
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - 5:31 pm

CANTON -- Hugh C. Williams Central School will present the comedic mystery “While the Lights Were Out” by Jack Sharkey Friday, Nov. 9 and Saturday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the Hugh C. Williams auditorium.

Tickets will be on sale in the main office at the school beginning Nov. 1.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

The play is directed by Lindsey LoParco and will feature costumes by Sue Dean and Lauren Dean Cook, and scenery designed by Bill Newman and Kimberly Busch’s Technical Theater class.

Set in Bermuda on a stormy evening, the play depicts a dinner party interrupted by the arrival of the police. Lord Clive and Lady Monica Wickenham (Jay Kepes and Olivia Knowlden) are setting up for the party with little help from their staff, which includes butler Roderick Remley (Ryan Martin), housekeeper Nancy Stafford (Rachel Moses) and a Jamaican maid named Mimosa (Cassie Griffin).

Inspector Benjamin Braddock (Ansel Shipley) and his assistant Sergeant Alma Threedle (Kaitlin Leonard) were sent to investigate a mysterious note. Love affairs bloom between Bibi Cavendish (Rachel Horwitz), Pierre Pourri (Zach Barnes), Algernon Wickenham (Justin Sosebee) Lady and Lord Wickenham’s son, and Chloe Custerdine (Maddy Mallette). Also on the guest list is Chloe’s opinionated mother Fredonia Custerdine (Amanda Lane) and sweet southern bell Jasmine Perdoo (Anna Tulloch).

Once the party starts and the storm really hits with one large crack of thunder the lights to go out. The lights come back on to reveal a dead body with an unidentified young blonde (Sarah Rivers) standing over the body with a bloody dagger.