Dastardly deed to help raise funds for Scherr-Howe


By Katie Zerr –

A murder dark and foul has occurred in Mobridge and many of the town’s most notable citizens are suspects!

Could it be the wishy-washy mayor? How about the prominent businessman with deeply buried secrets? Or maybe it is one of the strangers that have recently been seen slithering along the street of the town.

Members of the audience will have their chance to guess who committed the dastardly deed Friday and Saturday May 23 and 24, at Scherr-Howe Event Center as Murder Mystery Theater returns to Mobridge.

Friends of Scherr-Howe (FOSH) are sponsoring the fundraiser to help make renovations at Scherr-Howe. Tickets are still available, but must be ordered by Friday, May 16. Tickets are $25 or $125 for a table of six. There will also be a cash bar open during the event. The production will include a three-course meal of a salad, marinated rotisserie chicken and baby back ribs, with corn, cheesy potatoes and bread. For dessert, Murder Mystery cake will be served to those brave enough to give it a try!

Renowned murder mystery director Paul Warshauer returns to Mobridge to put his unusual, comical and talented twist on the story.

The scene is set in Mobridge, where residents are all a-twitter about an upcoming development along the Road to Nowhere, Four Flags Over Dakota, a new and environmentally friendly amusement park. The signature roller coaster will be named after the endangered, “Mobridge Mamba,” thus enraging environmentalists. Developers are also demanding that the bridge be torn down and at the original location a new bridge be rebuilt.

The local historical society in town is trying to stop the development, stating that it is the burial ground for the famous General R.U. Kidding, a civil war veteran who lived through the war only to come here and drown in the Missouri River a year later. Kidding’s relatives are also upset and do not want the grave marker removed.

The mayor is on the fence, but county and business interests are lined up on both sides of this issue.

The cast includes local theater legends Ken Ripley, Andy Shoe, and Gary Street, and the 2012 break-out star, Steve (Juana DeBois) Chandler. Others lending their talent to the cast of characters include Katie Zerr, Holly Schumacher, Shawn Stickney, Karen Pfitzer, Kim Brewer, Roy Thompson and Amy Cerney.

With the audience a part of the investigation to find out who did this dastardly deed, it promises to be a weekend of evil entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased by calling Haden Merkel or LuAnn O’Connell at the Mobridge Area Chamber office at 845-2387 or tickets can be purchased at the office.

– Katie Zerr –


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