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Claremont Plays Pay Tribute to Popular Mystery Writer

  • From left, Mike Grace, Scott Magnuson, and Stan Marro rehearse for one of the Ellery Queen Radio Shows to be performed by Claremont's Off Broad Street Players in May.

    From left, Mike Grace, Scott Magnuson, and Stan Marro rehearse for one of the Ellery Queen Radio Shows to be performed by Claremont's Off Broad Street Players in May.

  • From left, Mike Grace, Scott Magnuson, and Stan Marro rehearse for one of the Ellery Queen Radio Shows to be performed by Claremont's Off Broad Street Players in May.

    From left, Mike Grace, Scott Magnuson, and Stan Marro rehearse for one of the Ellery Queen Radio Shows to be performed by Claremont's Off Broad Street Players in May.

  • From left, Mike Grace, Scott Magnuson, and Stan Marro rehearse for one of the Ellery Queen Radio Shows to be performed by Claremont's Off Broad Street Players in May.
  • From left, Mike Grace, Scott Magnuson, and Stan Marro rehearse for one of the Ellery Queen Radio Shows to be performed by Claremont's Off Broad Street Players in May.

Claremont — Off Broad Street Players will pay tribute to the classic mystery writer Ellery Queen with the production of two 1940s-era radio shows starring the popular amateur detective.

The show dates are May 8 at 7 p.m. and May 11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, Sullivan Street.

The plays, directed by Sharon Wood, will be performed on stage as if they were live radio show broadcasts. Cast members will play multiple roles, accompanied by a sound effects crew. Audience members will be challenged to try to solve the mystery before the murderer is revealed.

The cast includes Brian Bevacqua, Mary Carter, Mike Grace, Kara Lee, Meredith Lewko, Scott Magnuson, Stan Marro, Eric Peirce, Julie Richardson, Arthur Vidro and Dori Yacono.

Admission is a suggested $10 donation. Reservations are encouraged. Contact Off Broad Street Players at 603-542-6454, offbroadstreetplayers@gmail.com or on Facebook.

— Staff report