Cloverdale High School’s “Death By Chocolate”

Written on 10/09/2022
Sierra Kelley

Recently, audition papers appeared across Cloverdale High School, promoting the play “Death by Chocolate,” a comedy by Paul Freed. Auditions were held on Tuesday, September 27th, and Wednesday, September 28th.

The cast list was announced the following Thursday:

Lady Riverdale – Sierra Kelley
Dyslexia – Aleah Harris
John Stone – Timmy Hiatt
Ralph Deadwood – Kelton Fulkerson
Margaret Daniels – Hannah Baker
Alfred Mellox – Jacob Whitinger
Edith Chiles – Phoenix Breedlove
Sweet Pea Meadowbrook – Alayna Oberkrom
Dick Simmering – Manny McDougall
Anne – Ella Szczerbik
Ed Parlor – Landon Shaw
Henry Meadowbrook – Killian Dewey
Student Director – Isabella Oberkrom
Stage Manager – Killian Dewey
Crew – Jacob Simpson, Emma Paauwe, Autumn Wheeler, Maisie McKibben, Savannah Hubble
Lights – Peyton McKibben
Director – Mr. Brad Sandy

The summary goes as provided:
Members of the newly renovated Meadowbrook Health Resort are dropping like flies, including famed chef Edith Chiles (Phoenix Breedlove)! On the eve of the grand re-opening, this is not the best advertisement. It’s up to John Stone (Timmy Hiatt), the manager, to find the cause and the murderer. Delightfully sarcastic and cynical, Stone finds himself teaming up with Ed Parlor (Landon Shaw), mystery writer, and amateur sleuth, in a wacky race against time. The clues point to a sinister box of chocolates, and the suspects include all the outlandish characters working for the resort. Could it be Lady Riverdale (Sierra Kelley), owner of the resort, and a woman with dark secrets? Or Ralph Deadwood (Kelton Fulkerson), gym instructor and all-around cad? Dick Simmering (Manny McDougall), the aerobics instructor? Anne (Ella Szczerbik), the panic-stricken nurse? Or could it be “Sweet Pea” Meadowbrook (Alayna Oberkrom), the overweight and grieving daughter of the recently deceased founder of the resort? Death by Chocolate combines all the elements of classic murder mysteries with a scathing satire of today’s health crazes.

The play will be performed on November 18th and 19th at 7 o’clock in the cafetorium!

Congratulations to the cast and crew!