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Laughter and delicious food were on the menu for audiences this past weekend with students performing the college’s annual Mystery Dinner Theater.

Laughter and delicious food were on the menu for audiences this past weekend with students performing the college’s annual Mystery Dinner Theater. The show, performed over three evenings, was a hit with audiences, successfully raising over $5,000 for the annual senior class gift.

Mystery Dinner Theater is a huge undertaking each year, with members of Christendom’s senior class always directing, writing, and producing the show. This year was no different, with seniors Daniel Duca and Justin Corman (writers and directors), and Nick Scanlon (producer) putting hours of work in behind the scenes to bring this year’s show to life.

“Daniel and Justin made a great team, creating an environment among the cast where everyone could come out of their comfort zone and work together in a really creative way,” said Director of Student Activities Marilyn Charba. “The entire process was a great experiment in the creative process, with the entire show resting on the shoulders of these seniors to write and direct the whole process from start to finish. They put together an incredibly entertaining series of shows for our guests all weekend.”

The show, performed over three evenings, was a hit with audiences, successfully raising over $5,000 for the annual senior class gift.

The show, performed over three evenings, was a hit with audiences, successfully raising over $5,000 for the annual senior class gift.

Titled “Death of a Salesperson,” the show was set in an advertising office. After the staff ends up stuck in the office during a snowstorm, the incompetent CEO of the company is found murdered, with all the employees proving to be suspects. The cast and audience worked through hilarious circumstances the rest of the show trying to solve the murder, with audience members trying to guess the murderer and win prizes before the show’s end.

Through tickets and other paid opportunities during the show, the Mystery Dinner Theater ultimately raised close to $5,200, making it one of the most successful Mystery Dinner Theater events in recent years.

So far this year, the senior class of 2022 has raised over $9,000, with their funds going towards a special project for the college’s new Christ the King Chapel. In the past, classes have given money for the construction of the college’s Crusader Fields scoreboard, for the overall beautifying of campus, and more.

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