STANDISH — What happens when seven murder mystery writers, an eccentric old lady, her mysterious secretary, and a convict with a history of hatchet-wielding, all find themselves confined together in a creepy old mansion on an isolated island? You can be sure that mystery, mayhem, and laughs will abound as the Schoolhouse Arts Center presents “The Butler Did It” from Sept. 18 through Oct. 4. This hilarious farce is being directed by Harlan Baker, who directed “Mousetrap” during the 2014 season.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for students and seniors.  Call 642-3743 for reservations or buy tickets on-line at

The mysterious plot unfolds on fog-shrouded Turkey Island as the mystery writers arrive for a weekend of surprises. It includes a looming storm, a dead body in the cellar, and absolutely no means of communications with the outside world. The plot is filled with laughs as it pokes fun at every old murder mystery ever written. And just about the time you think you know who did it … well, prepare to be surprised.

Performances of “The Butler Did It” will be held on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2  p.m. This show is produced by special arrangement with Baker Plays. The Schoolhouse Arts Center is located at 16 Richville Road (Route 114) in Standish, just north of the intersection of Route 114 and Route 35. 

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