March 21, 2012
Skooter Byrnes, a Moffat County High School junior portraying playwright Alex Dennison, leans in to speak to sophomore Derek Maiolo, portraying David Mathews, during a dress rehearsal Monday for “Rehearsal for Murder.” The play features a relatively small cast of 15 actors and is set in late 1930s New York City.
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The setting: An empty stage at the Palace Theatre on Broadway. The time: the late 1930s. Exactly one year ago, Monica Welles, a complex prima donna, was found dead after her performance on this very stage. Police concluded she took her own life.