‘Lenore Nevermore’ opens Oct. 19

‘Lenore Nevermore’  opens Oct. 19“Lenore Nevermore,” an interactive murder mystery inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven,” opens Saturday, Oct. 19, at 2 p.m. at Ridgecrest Presbyterian Church.

“Once upon a midnight dreary, Lenore was a beautiful young woman adored for her generosity, goodwill and innocence,” said Playwright Daniel Stallings. “And she died well before her time.”

The production is a collaboration of Master Mystery Productions, Ridge Writers and the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley.

The story follows a mysterious protagonist facing dark omens, vengeful rivals, statues coming to life and secrets scuttling out from the shadows. The performance features Devanne Fredette, Sam Johnson, Lexi Phillips, Beth Sparks-Jacques, Nicole Johnson, Olivia Holm and Leslie Blake, who “step into the haunting world of Edgar Allan Poe.”

Tickets for opening night are at Red Rock Books. Admission is $20, with a reduced price of $10 per child, 12 or younger, and includes tea, treats and a Halloween souvenir.

A subsequent performance will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m., in the Amargosa Opera House. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Tickets for that production can be purchased by calling 760-852-4441 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Patrons should refer to “Lenore Nevermore” and have their credit cards ready. For details email mastermysteryproductions@hotmail.com or see Master Mystery Productions on Facebook.

Pictured: From left, Guy de Vere (Lexi Phillips), Pallas Athena (Beth Sparks-Jacques) and Auguste Dupin (Sam Johnson) perform a scene from “Lenore Nevermore.” — Courtesy photo

Story First Published: 2019-10-11