Monday, October 26, 2009

Murder at the Deadwood Saloon

While at Boulder Beach, the WINs put on their 2nd annual murder mystery party. With a cast of 20, there were only slightly more than that in the audience. The show takes place in 1874 in Deadwood, where a big poker tournament is about to take place. Poker Alice and Anna Belle were dressed to the hilt.

Black Barbara, an outlaw who probably robbed the bank, and Banker Bonnie, who's the wife of the bank owner. Remember we saw Bonnie shopping for her (his?) outfit on the last blog entry.

Anna Belle and Holly Hickok were adorable.

But sooner or later, someone has to die. A cheer went up when Mitch Maverick bit the dust. Oh wait, that was me cheering....

Marshall Dalton is sorting through the clues to determine the perpetrator.

And he has help from Sheriff Sam, who questioned Harry High-Stakes, the owner of the saloon.

And of course he questioned Jesse Wales, an outlaw and old comrade of Harry's.

Harry and really hot Gambling Jack had some words about Jack's cheating.

Saloon girl Sally Starr knows a lot about what is going on.

In the end, it seemed like everyone had a motive to kill Mitch. The audience (and the participants, since they didn't know) then voted on the guilty party. Three people (including me) got it right, but mine was just a lucky guess. No, I wasn't allowed to vote for myself -- I was just in the audience.


  1. Wow! You were even following the storyline. No wonder you pick the right killer.

  2. Love it! Just wondering where everyone carries all these clothes for the skits, parties, etc that the WINS always seem to be doing. LOL!

  3. I loved the pics it looked like everyone was really having fun...thanks

  4. Looks like the guys were having the most fun!!!

  5. Wow, does this sound like fun? Where are you presenting this play next? I'd love to join you.

    By the way, what does WINS stand for?


  6. I love your pictures but wish you would have put their real name so we with poor eyesite and memory will know who is in the picture.
    Thank you, Patty

  7. Jan, this was our second annual murder mystery, There may be a third one same time next year at Boulder Beach. You can read about the WINs on their website, look under "Links" on the left side of the page.

    Patty, you can blow up the pictures by clicking on them. Maybe that will help.

  8. That must be a ton of fun the costumes are GREAT--fantastic in fact..good job on the guessing.

  9. Oh my gosh! you guys are too funny...never a dull moment with this group!


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