Sleuths to take stage in Young People's Series theatre opener

Tarleton State University

Monday, October 15, 2012

STEPHENVILLE, Texas—Theatre at Tarleton and the Young People’s Series will present their first children’s play of the 2012-2013 season, Philip Dawkins’ The Skokie Detective Charter School, on Saturday, Oct. 20, in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center auditorium.

Directed by Tarleton student Kara Thomas, this theatrical production provides great family friendly entertainment for all ages. Two performances are scheduled to coincide with this week’s Tarleton homecoming celebrations, including a 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. show. Admission is $3 and tickets will be on sale in the Fine Arts Center box office one hour prior to the performances.

At the Skokie Detective Charter School, all the students are detectives-in-training, learning firsthand how to follow the facts and find a logical solution. But these future super sleuths are about to encounter their biggest case yet when students start acting strangely, monsters are spotted in the hallway, and their teacher goes missing. These tiny private eyes reconstruct the day’s events through four classic story-telling perspectives (film noir, young adult mystery, Edwardian romance and Spaghetti Western) to solve the mystery in this clever and fast-paced comedy.

The Young People’s Series performances at Tarleton are student directed, student designed and performed completely by Tarleton students.

For more information about this theatre production or future events at the Tarleton Fine Arts Center, please visit


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Contact: Lori LaRue

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