Since it rains so darn much on the Central Coast it only seems fitting that the more creative among us would curl up in a warm corner in their favorite jammies and write corny murder-mystery plays. And here’s their latest:
Local news mogul Kiera Morgan and her band of spontaneously erupting thespians, launches a brain-tickling murder mystery on Saturday March 9th in Nye Beach. Morgan says it takes up after the Cascadian Subduction Zone earthquake/tsunami has roared ashore in 2033, leaving one rag tag group of refugees to make-do with what creature comforts they have managed to create atop Safe Haven Hill above what was once South Beach.
The mystery plot involves oddly named characters like Justin Case, Dio-crisys, Bridget Ordamit, Hilly Mounds, Edison Lighthouse, Betty Dyes and her ill-fated husband Aman Dyes. Aman in fact does ‘expire’ under highly suspicious circumstances,”done in” by a machine of his own invention called the Emoticon, a very advanced device that allows one’s user to “Pick-A-Mood,” for any length of time and in any order following a tsunami. Unfortunately, the Emoticon, which involves a bluetooth activated device in Aman’s brain, includes on its menu of options, “Death.” And on March 8th, somebody dispatched Aman to the great hereafter. The mission for those participating in the exercise are to figure out who pushed the “Death” button. In the interest of stirring an evil pot til it boils, Aman’s death is ruled NOT a suicide.
Here’s how the play works. Anytime after 9am Saturday you pick up your investigative packet at Nye Cottage (Beads) at SW Coast and 2nd. From there, you follow a prescribed route around Nye Beach and go inside specific stores to pick up clues and talk to those who were there atop Safe Haven Hill at the time and who has something “truthful” to say about who did Aman in. To make it challenging, you’ll notice there’s no ‘butler’ in the list of characters. (But there is an “Eco-obsessed elephant trainer.)
After making the rounds, correlating the clues, and talking to the actors, you name Aman’s killer, turn in your packet back at Nye Cottage (Beads) and then at 7pm you head for the nearby American Legion Hall. There you will learn who snuffed Aman, and who wins the raffle among other goodies.
For more information, contact Nye Cottage at 541-265-6262.
By the way, the latest updated tsunami evacuation maps are available by clicking here in case you don’t want to end up on Safe Haven Hill if and when the tsunami comes in our lifetime.