Thistle Rose youth theatre group presents murder mystery in Farmington Hills

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Thistle Rose Academy of Arts will present “The Crimson House Murder,” by Tim Kelly, with performances October 18, 19, and 20, at North Congregational Church, 36520 W. 12 Mile Rd. in Farmington Hills.

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The cast of “The Crimson House Murder”. (Thistle Rose Academy)

“The Crimson House” spoofs private eye shows of the past. Young performers will relate the story of a seedy hotel where you’ll pay 5-star rates for 0-star service. A corpse has been discovered in the sitting room and Hercules Porridge, the Hoboken Detective who goes by “Junior,” arrives at Crimson House. He inspects the scene – where a beautiful secretary has been done in by deadly orchid juice.

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Guests (and suspects) include mystery writer Anguish Crispie, an eccentric young man who dresses like a jungle explorer; a strange actress who always dresses in black; Colonel Chutney, a crazy neighbor who thinks he’s in India in 1880; and Jeeves, the butler who has a wandering mind.

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