Advertised as "Grease Can Kill", members of the Rohovec Theatre on the Hill Guild of New Mexico State University-Alamogordo wrote, produced, and acted in a weekend murder mystery dinner theater that ran from February 24-26, 2017 at the Lodge in Cloudcroft, New Mexico. The Lodge had SRO for this event and the interaction with the guests was terrific. Prizes were awarded for first, second and third place to those who had the best guesses of "who done it" as well as figuring out the motive(s) for the murder. There was also a "booby prize" for whomever had the most bizarre description of the murderer and their motive.
As always, the Lodge provided excellent champagne cocktail hours for Friday and Saturday evening and a fabulous buffet dinner as well. Sunday morning at the reveal, a scrumptious breakfast buffet was well attended and enjoyed. There were guests from Lubbock, Snyder, El Paso and Mineral Wells, Texas; Albuquerque, Alamogordo, Roswell, Carlsbad and Las Cruces, New Mexico as well as locals from Cloudcroft, making a total 117 attending.
|Julia Newton and Keddy Richardson|
|Harry Crinklaw and Tony Calderon|
|Andrea Garcia applying her makeup|
|Kathy Barnes and Philipp Hedfeld|
|Harry Crinklaw and JD Hilliard|
|L to R: Angie Basurto, Mary Cobb and Kyrsten Horgan|
|L to R: Deborah Cobb, Keddy Richardson and Angie Basurto|
|L to R: Mary Cobb, Julia Newton and Kyrsten Horgan|
|Andrea Garcia as Detective Mavis Hunter|
|Geowie Mosquedo, Crew member delux|
|L to R: Keddy, Deborah, Julia, Mary and Angie "Pink Ladies"|
|NMSU-A Drama Professor Connie Breding, and Carolyn Dittmer (co-authors of the murder mystery script) diligently working to package up prizes to be given to audition winner, best costume and winner of the booby prize.|
|Random shot of crowd at the Sunday breakfast|
|Back Left: Carolyn Dittmer giving Kim Featherstone her award for best costume|
|Right: JD Hilliard announcing award for second place in solving the crime|
|JD, and Carla Kerr (Guild President), continuing to conduct the award ceremony|
|First Place Winners (regret not getting names)|
Thanks to Geowie Mosquedo for stepping in as photographer for several of the photos published here.
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