Turner, Leeds, and Greene Gateways (GT program) of Tripp Middle School did a dinner theatre play at the Carriage House Cafe in Livermore.

We, as a group, decided that a play would be a fun activity to do for the spring. What play could be more fun than a murder mystery?

We knew it would take a lot of time, and a lot of effort. We worked on memorizing and rehearsing (without the set) for the last quarter of school.

When June 6 came around, we knew our lines, and our costumes were all ready. You can never be too prepared! I don’t know about everyone else, but I felt ready!

After eating our meal, a choice of roast beef, baked haddock, chicken cordon bleu, or pasta primavera, the waiters brought out the dessert and the play began.

There were about 65 people at the dinner theatre who were watching us. Our maitre’d started saying her opening line loud and clear as the anticipating crowd watched us.

“Ladies and gentlemen, may I be the first to welcome you to our fine restaurant this evening,” began Hannah Whitaker (8th grade) as all of our parents, siblings and friends gazed at us while gobbling down their delicious desserts.

Travis Adams, Katie Krik, and Jacob White were our students of spooky, yet mysterious sounds.

The people who attended our dinner theatre were very involved as the actors went around from table to table answering questions. After we answered them we went back to our table. We waited patiently as they marked off on a sheet who they thought killed Rosmary St. John. Most people thought that the waiter (Nick Hoover) did it. Were they right? You’ll never know unless you take part in Cafe Murder.

Now it is time to introduce to you the actors and actresses in our play:

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