Christendom’s annual Mystery Dinner Theater proved to be a big hit with the college community this past weekend, with thousands raised for the annual senior class gift over the course of the three performances.
Mystery Dinner Theater is a huge undertaking each year, with members of Christendom’s senior class directing, writing, and producing the show. This year was no different, with seniors Louis Culloton (writer and director), Charlotte Twetten (writer and director), Bridget Schneider (producer), and John Jakubisin (fundraiser) putting hours of work in behind the scenes to bring this year’s show to life.
“After not being able to put on a Mystery Dinner Theater last year, this year’s senior class felt a responsibility to present a great show this year, and it was impressive to see their passion on display,” said Director of Student Activities Marilyn Charba. “None of it could have come together without the hard work of the seniors, along with the entire cast and many volunteers who put hours of work into this show for the benefit of the Christendom community.”
Titled “A Modest Proposal,” the show focused on a class reunion at a small college. Following a proposal, a murder occurs during the reunion, with everyone there proving to be a suspect. Hilarity ensued over the course of the show, as audience members tried to guess the murderer before the end.
Through tickets and other paid opportunities during the show, the Mystery Dinner Theater ultimately raised close to $3500, making it one of the most successful Mystery Dinner Theater events in recent years.
So far this year, the senior class of 2021 has raised over $7000 for the annual senior class gift. Their gift has yet to be determined, but past classes have given money for the construction of the college’s Crusader Fields scoreboard, for the overall beautifying of campus, and more.