Murder at Coppersmith Inn

The Thacher Masquers stage a mystery farce.
Mandy, Elinor, and Sara (played here by Libby, Alette, and Isabel) are juniors in high school with almost no acting experience to speak of who are “playing” Desiree, Baron, and Franchot, three college-age women with extensive dinner theater experience, which allows them to snag the main roles in a murder mystery weekend production at the historic Coppersmith Inn. Plus, Gertrude and Heidi (played here by James and Will), two of the guests attending the murder mystery extravaganza, aren’t little old ladies, after all, but Roger and Bruce, two undercover FBI agents in disguise.

You got all that? It’s just the start.

So goes Dan Neidermyer’s Murder at Coppersmith Inn: A Mystery Farce in Three Acts, which The Thacher Masquers successfully staged this past November 3 and 4. There was mystery, there was farce, and there was an impressive set of actors and a talented production team that put on a fun, zany, high-energy performance for the whole Thacher community to enjoy.

Congrats to the cast and crew on a great production!
 
Cast
Mandy/Desiree..........................................Libby Hatton ’18
Elinor/Baron......................................Alette Segerstrom ’19
Sara/Franchot.........................................Isabel Hosafros ’19
Birdie Mayhew................................Maggie Sonenshine ’20
Mortimer Scroggs.............................................Eli Graff ’19
Miss Gooch..............................................Maddy Moore ’19
Gertrude Estherworth...............................James Langan ’20
Heidi Breitenback......................................Will Harding ’20
Krystal Lynn McCord.............................Joy Mathebula ’20
 
The “Coppersmith Inn Players”
Louella Du-Page........................................Joelle Rubeli ’18
Archibald McCox........................................Evan Glenn ’19
Rocky Cheevers.......................................Luke Letscher ’20
Celia Innis. ............................................Paiton Gleeson ’18
Mabel Derkin............................................Celia Cowles ’20
Alex Anderson......................................Vincent Langan ’20
 
Ensemble/Audience and Guests
Riley Carney ’20, Timothy Chadwick ’21, Julia Hale ’21, Anna Lister ’21, Adam Pepper-Macias ’21, Colin Smith ’20, Maya Watanabe ’21

Production Team
Director...........................................Tracey Williams Sutton
Technical Director............................Cal Jensen CdeP 2006
Assistant Director..........................................Ian Dunne ’20
Stage Manager....................................Helena Girardoni ’18
Light Board Op......................................Emma Gilmore ’18
Stage Hands..............Joe Hardwicke ’18, Nick Edwards ’18, Abby Romo ’19, Fiona McLaughlin ’19, Anna Pata ’20
Head of Makeup.........................................Jane Gamble ’18
Makeup.....................Amber Brown ’19, Reina Nadeau ’18, Mohammed Rahman ’20
Costumers............................Haley Weed and Tracey Sutton
Set Builders......................Steve Pronovost and Cecil Sutton
Set Dressing.............Tracey Sutton, Cal Jensen CdeP 2006, and the Performance Studies Class

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