On Thursday evening, March 24, 2016 members of Theater Acting Class 105 at New Mexico State University-Alamogordo, New Mexico acted in a murder mystery improvisation set in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury District in the 1960's which they wrote as a Spring 2016 Midterm Project. They produced murder, mayhem, mystery and flower power! Each member created their own costumes as well. Spectators were encouraged to attend in 60's attire. Professor Connie Breding directed this fun and funny production which started out at 5:30 PM in the Campus Deli for pizza, salad and beverages. The show continued with everyone walking over to the Rohovec Theatre on the Hill for the final act.
The cast included Julia Newton as Sunshine Moonshine, Cheryl Carroll as Smokey McWeed, Laurie Clark as Purple Butterfly, Susan Gallegos as the former Mrs. Timothy Leery, Kimba Nichels as Mayor Marlene Moonbeam, Harry Crinklaw as Rickster Rockstar and his Gerbils, Mary Cobb as Wanda Schizzle, and Deborah Cobb as Mama Schizzle.
The photos will tell the story better than I can.
|Connie Breding directing|
|Front L to R: Susan Gallegos, Julie Newton, Cheryl Carroll, Back L to R: Kimba Nichels, Mary Cobb, Harry Crinklaw, Deborah Cobb and Laurie Clark|
|Cast and Attendees|
|Rickster Rockstar and Wanda Schizzle|
|Attendees Tet and Alan Gonzales|
|Attendee Carla Kerr|
|Mayor Marlene Moonbeam|
|Attendee with baby son|
|Wanda Schizzle talking with Purple Butterfly|
|Carla Kerr with Grace and Victoria Kennedy|
|Mrs. Timothy Leery|
|Wanda Sizzle with Rickster Rockstar|
|Two youngest audience members meet each other|
|Smokey, Connie and Purple Butterfly having some interesting cookies|
|Uh-oh! Looks like Mama Schizzle has found a joint|
|L to R: Wanda, Rickster, Mayor Moonbeam, Mrs. Leery and Mama Schizzle|
|Mrs. Leery looking sad|
|Apparently Sunshine Moonbeam has been murdered|
|The accusations start|
|Mrs. Leery asking for respect for the dead|
|Mayor Moonbeam questioning suspects|
|Mrs. Leery breaking up over the death of Sunshine Moonshine|
|Grace Kennedy, young hippie|
|Grace and her Daddy|
Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photography for the great pictures.
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