Students in the Leavenworth High School Repertory Theatre Company will perform “Murder at the Murder Mystery” next week in downtown Leavenworth.
Tickets are on sale for a show being billed as an “interactive dining adventure,” according to a press release.
The event is being hosted by the Leavenworth Public Schools Education Foundation.
The show will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 27 at Luigi’s Italian Cuisine, 418 Cherokee St.
“The Leavenworth Education Foundation is working to gain exposure and visibility in the community,” Catey Edwards said in an email. Edwards is the director of the foundation.
“We are looking at pushing the bounds of our existing members, donors and supporters. The only way for that to happen is for people to know more about us. That happens by being ‘out there’ hosting events and being part of the community. Our goal is to get more people interested in supporting the foundation, this time by spotlighting our amazingly talented students. The end result is more funds raised. Additional dollars raised allows us to fund more creative instructional opportunities for our students.”
The repertory theater group is comprised of 10 Leavenworth High School students. They put on one performance in the first semester and another in the second semester.
In addition to next week’s show, the group will present “The Madrigal Feast” in the spring.
“They are smart, creative and exceedingly driven,” Edwards said.
Edwards said Jennifer Morgan, a drama teacher at the high school, empowers students to create the characters, write the script, coordinate the costumes and market the performances via flyers and promotional videos.
“This is the ultimate in students carrying the responsibilities of the class and project,” Edwards said.
Tickets for the show are $30 per person. Tickets can be obtained online at www.lpsef.usd453.org
Tickets also can be obtained at the front office of the high school, 2012 10th Ave.
Tickets can be reserved by sending an email to Catey.firstname.lastname@example.org
All proceeds from the event go to educational programs in the Leavenworth school district.
“The sole purpose of the organization is to fill in gaps at the district, school and classroom level,” Edwards said.
She said that each year, the foundation funds approximately $170,000 in programs across the district.