We had a great time performing a live presentation of “Mr. Short and Mr. Long” from an old radio show of Ellery Queen. Local mystery writers from the Central Coast chapter of Sisters in Crime took on the various roles to help a charity and reach out to the community. It was a great success, and we had fun doing it. I think you can gather that from the photos that follow, and a video of the entire performance below. Enjoy!
Rehearsals of the cast of Ellery Queen
Night of performance. The room was packed!
Above, from left to right- our commercial spot lady: Susan Tuttle; The coal man and telegraph messenger: Mark Arnold; Nikki Porter: Lida Sideres; Inspector Queen: Rich Gamble; Ellery Queen: Tony Piazza; Narrator: Barbara Hodges; Velie: Victoria Heckman; Biggs: Susan Howe (not pictured).
Gamble (Queen), Piazza (Ellery), and Hodges (Narrator)
Sideres (Nikki) and Gamble (Queen)
Heckman ( Velie) and Howe (Biggs)
Tuttle (Commercial lady) and Arnold (Coal man, messenger boy)
The tale of a man who stepped outside, ducked back into his house to get an umbrella, and disappeared!
Match wits with Ellery Queen and determine whodunnit.
And now from the producers of Alka Seltzer and various other products, and The Central Coast Sister’s in Crime players presents to you that master crime solver, Ellery Queen in tonight’s challenging mystery. Turn out the lights and CLICK ON THE ARROW BELOW.