Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

November 11, 2013

Jet Theatrix to present Humpty Dumpty mystery Nov. 21-23


CROSSVILLE — CCHS Jet Theatrix Drama Club is pleased to present their fall 2013 mainstage production of Humpty Dumpty Is Missing! or... The Mysterious Case of the Fallen Egg, a whodunit for sleuths off all ages by Joseph Robinette. Public performances will be at the historic Palace Theatre Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22, at 7 p.m., and Saturday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.  General admission is $5 and all proceeds go to create future productions for Jet Theatrix

Humpty-Dumpty Is Missing! is an affectionate spoof of the private-eye thrillers of the 1940s and '50s and an exciting, fun-filled way to introduce young audiences to this classic genre. Sammy Scoop is a private investigator in the tradition of his grandfather, Samuel Shovel and his father, Sam Spade. Sammy faces the biggest challenge of his illustrious career with the sudden fall and disappearance of the jolly Humpty-Dumpty who apparently had no enemies. But Sammy and his sidekick, Alice from Dallas, soon come up with a list of suspects who had motive and, perhaps, opportunity. Mistress Mary, Rip Van Winkle, Henny-Penny, Peter Rabbit and his sisters, Rapunzel and the Handsome Prince (who, because he is a painter, prefers to be called the Artist Formerly Known As the Handsome Prince) are among the many suspects called onto the carpet. A last-minute surprise appearance by two of fairy tales most celebrated characters, Mother Goose and Mother Hubbard, finally help Sammy and Alice nab the culprit (the least likely suspect, of course!)

This one-act show is approximate 70 minutes long and is appropriate for all ages from pre-K to adult.

For more information about this or any other Jet Theatrix production, please contact Director Angela Robbins at the school.