Ax of Murder

april, 2020

18apr(apr 18)5:30 pm16may(may 16)7:00 pmAx of MurderAx of Murder5:30 pm - (may 16) 7:00 pm Pacific Hoover Theater, 1635 Park AveStudio Productions:Studio ProductionsAt Your School:Starting Arts Studio Production

Event Details


Everyone’s heard of a haunted house.  Probably even a haunted theater.  But a haunted play?  Could it be haunted by the spirit of a man who recently died at the theatre?  No…  it’s not possible!  At least, that’s what theater director Bonnie Bagwell tries to convince the other members of the troupe as writer Colin Chambers hints at the trail of horror that has cursed his script, Ax of Murder.  Unfortunately, curiosity gets the best of the actors and, despite Colin’s adamant warnings, they open the script and start reading the play.  It soon becomes apparent the play is mirroring their theater and even the specific actors.  ’The play changes with each performance,’ Colin intones, though he’s not taken seriously.  But when a police sergeant shows up on cue stating he was called in on a murder, people begin to wonder.  Wonder turns to fear when someone IS murdered onstage!  And it seems as if no one could have done it.  No body, that is, but perhaps a ghost.  Your audiences won’t know who or what to believe.  Characters show up in all areas of the theater, running down aisles and then disappearing.  Murder weapons disappear and then show up in the worst of places.  Beware the twists and turns of this play.  You never know what will happen next when you see Ax of Murder.

Show: Ax of Murder
Grades: 6-12
Start Date: April 18, 2020
Days/Times: Wednesdays, 5:30-7pm AND Saturdays, Noon-3pm
Rehearsal Location: Starting Arts
Tech and Performance Location: Hoover Theater in San Jose
Mandatory Tech: May 11-14, 2020
Performances: May 15-16, 2020
Cost: $235 (includes a video recording of performances)


April 18 (Saturday) 5:30 pm - May 16 (Saturday) 7:00 pm Pacific


Hoover Theater

1635 Park Ave