The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

November 10, 2013

Students plan murder mystery

— The Introduction to Theatre class at Concord University’s Beckley Center will present the action-packed murder mystery “Win, Lose or Die” at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 19.

The one-act play is an audience participation murder mystery and is about a Hollywood game show that has come to southern West Virginia looking for contestants. Someone of them might have an ulterior motive and be charged with something more than trying to break into show business.

The performance will take place in Room E 10 at the Erma Byrd Center and is free and open to the public. A hot dog and nacho sale prior to the performance will serve as a fundraiser for victims of domestic violence.

“Win, Lose or Die” will be performed by the Introduction to Theatre class, taught by Karen Vuranch.

Written by Vuranch, the play will feature the students in the roles of the game show participants and game show staff.

The audience will be encouraged to participate. Audience members will interrogate the suspects and clues will be presented. Following the interrogations, the audience will submit a ballot, guessing who committed the heinous deed. The winner will be drawn from all the correct guesses and prizes will be given.

While the play performance is free and open to the public, there will be food served before the play. From 2 to 6 p.m., hot dogs and nachos will be sold and all proceeds will be given to local charities that assist victims of abuse.

For more information, contact the Concord University Beckley Center at 304-256-0270 or