March 28, 2011

Mystery Play to Benefit American Red Cross April 1-2

An original whodunit play titled "The Ghost of the Mansion" by Claremore resident Mark Ogle will be presented on Friday and Saturday, April 1-2, at Rogers State University.

The play will be held in the Will Rogers Auditorium on the RSU campus in Claremore. All proceeds from the play will benefit the American Red Cross, which provides assistance to the residents of Rogers County who experience a disaster, such as a fire or flood, Ogle said.

Doors open at 6 p.m., with performances beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door.

The performances are being co-sponsored by RSU, Rotary Club of Claremore and the American Red Cross.

"The Ghost of the Mansion" is set in the living room of a newly built mansion in Claremore, Indian Territory, at the turn of the 20th century. The mansion's owners, Mr. and Mrs. Bradman, have invited an eclectic group of guests for the weekend to help them celebrate the move into their new home. Before the weekend ends, someone is murdered and the local sheriff sets out to uncover the identity of the culprit.

Mr. Bradman will be portrayed by David Barron, RSU executive director of enrollment management. RSU student Kessiah Neff of Claremore will play Ms. Annette Pate.

Each audience member will have an opportunity to use their detective skills and walk away with the highly prized "Super Sleuth Award," Ogle said.

For more information, call 918-343-1803 or send an e-mail to