Artists’ Exchange proudly presents its first murder mystery this spring, “To Love and to Perish,” with performances on March 21 and 22 at 7 p.m. at Theatre 82. Interactive and family-friendly, the show revolves around the wedding reception of “Kim and Jim” set in the year 1988. Love is like a battlefield at the Fay-Anderson wedding, where feuding families and grudging guests flow as freely as the champagne. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door, beer and wine available for purchase. Show sponsors include Carl Anthony Tuxedo and Woodlawn Gardens Florist.
The script is original, written by Director Jessica Bradley in collaboration with the entire cast and crew through improvisational and ensemble exercises. Big personalities, big conflict and big hair are just a few elements the audience can expect to experience. Upon arrival at the theatre, audience members will be immersed inside the reality of the actors’ world of 1988 at “Popta’s Palace of Perfection” wedding hall in Cranston. Celebrate the nuptials of Kim and Jim in the finest fashions of the decade, dance to the music and try to stay alive.
Amidst the toasts, ceremonial dances, and cake cutting, a wedding party member ends up dead. Guests will need to help piece together the clues and interrogate the suspects. Will you solve the crime and guess the murderer(s)? Fast-paced and fun, this wedding who-dun-it is the perfect entertainment for detectives and theatregoers of all ages.
Artists’ Exchange is a nonprofit arts collaborative whose mission is to create an atmosphere in which creativity, learning and discovery converge and individuality is celebrated. It is operated by Gateways to Change, a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for all human beings. “To Love and to Perish” celebrates an ensemble cast of community actors ranging in age from 7 to 79.
For more information and questions, contact Jessica Bradley, who also serves as creative producer of the Marley Bridges Theatre Company (MBTC) and Newport Murder Mystery (NMM) and has specialized in interactive, immersive murder mysteries since 1997. MBTC & NMM are based in Newport and committed to C.R.I.M.E.: Creative, Role-playing, Interactive Mystery Experiences.