By Kyle Peveto, Arts Editor
An honor student will be murdered March 29 at the Windsor Hotel.
But the killer will be found that evening.
The Honors Program will sponsor a murder mystery dinner for honors students, which will include a murder case to be solved by those in attendants.
“Attendants will arrive and someone will be murdered,” said Curtis Merritt, an executive member of the Honors Program committee and freshman biology major from Chapel Hill, N.C.
The scripted drama will rely on the participation of the dinner guests to solve the murder mystery. Throughout the evening the dinner guests will sort through clues and interview main characters to obtain the identity of the killer.
A script has already been prepared for the event, but only three participants, who wrote the script, know the identity of the killer, Merritt said. Characters who are killing and being killed will not know their roles until the event begins.
The script has been written by three Honors Program committee members: Amanda McConnell, freshman social work major from McPherson, Kan; Joy Rimmer, freshman English major from Grapevine; and Nicole Weaver, freshman art major from Belton.
“It is an event for honor students to get together and have some fun,” said Dr. Jonathan Wade, assistant director of the Honors Program and assistant professor of English. “We’ve just begun to have one major event every semester.”
The dinner is open only to Honors Program participants and their dates, but it may be opened to the general public, depending on ticket sales, Merritt said.