The Greenwood Lake Public Library, located at 79 Waterstone Rd. in Greenwood Lake, will present the Murder Mystery Company on Sat., Oct. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. in a production of “Now You See it…Now You Don’t.” Teens will listen and watch as a diamond goes missing and then become the detective and review all the clues in order to find the crook and solve the mystery.
The Murder Mystery Company was founded in Grand Rapids, MI in 2002. The group’s CEO is Scott Cramton, who was born with a severe cleft palate. Scott’s parents were told that he would have incredibly limited communication and that it was unlikely that he would be able to be understood over a telephone. After several surgeries, hundreds of hours of speech therapy, Scott was able to overcome his speech challenges. He was determined to perform and speak in public, a career that was he was not expected to follow.
In the beginning, the Company a modest performance company whose rehearsals, booking, script writing, and auditions were all conducted in the living room of a small apartment. Since then, it has grown across the United States into over 40 venues in 20 states, each putting on multiple shows every month.
Comedy Improvisation Workshop
The Library will host a four-session comedy improvisation workshop with Rising City Arts on Thurs., Oct. 18 & 25 and Nov. 1 and 15 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Students will learn the basic rules of improvisation, play group games, and develop original characters and scenes.
Since launching in 2010, Rising City has reached nearly 600 children each year with the joys of theatre making and acting. Executive Director and co-founder Dina Ann Comolli has incorporated a variety of techniques she practiced at Harvard’s American Repertory Theater into the workshop.
In the past, Dina has taught acting for kids with City Lights Youth Theatre, The Academy of Dramatic Arts and The Westchester Conservatory for the Performing Arts. Additional in-school collaborations include work with Counseling in Schools, Arts to Grow, The Creative Arts Team’s ELTA program, Queens Theatre in the Park’s CASA program and Project Liberty, among others.
Off -Broadway, Dina appeared in “The Rise of Dorothy Hale.” Regionally she starred in “Twelfth Night” at the Summer Theatre of New Canaan and the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival as well as “Mofo with the Hat” at The Kitchen. Some of her TV credits include “Law and Order SVU,” “Fringe,” “I’d Kill for You,” and “School Spirits.”
To register for either of these productions, call the Library at 477-8377, ext. 101, stop by the Library or visit www.gwllibrary.org.