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February 16, 2013

A real ‘whodunnit’

NORMAN — High school reunions are full of emotions. Lost loves, forgotten students, missed opportunities and memorable athletic contests. The Sooner’s Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre has all that. But when you throw in the murder of a less-than-encouraging high school counselor, the audience has its hands full solving the crime.

That’s the premise of the whodunnit written by James Briggs. It plays for a final night tonight at The Railhouse, formerly Old Town Plaza, on Eufaula Street. Friday night’s audience enjoyed Benvenuti’s catered dinner while they bought clues from the cast.

Briggs is the returning exchange student who is really a police detective back home in Russia. He has a role in solving the crime, mostly by the process of elimination. Pay attention early or pay the price of another clue.

It’s all good fun in support of the Sooner and its year-round community theater, concerts and children’s programs. The Sooner Theatre, a showplace in the Southwest, opened for movies in 1929 and was closed in 1975. Volunteers liberated the Sooner Theatre from the pigeons that had taken roost there and reopened it for concerts and community events.

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