A typical Murder Mystery Theater gives clues to the audience and leaves dinner guests guessing whodunnit, with what weapon and why. But this annual mystery theater, a benefit for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana, gives prizes for each correct guess. “Killer Reunion, Murder at the Class Reunion,” written by Bill Scurato, was held Friday, Aug. 15, and Saturday, Aug. 16, and was it ever a thriller. Poor Stanley Kissbutter (played by DNR secretary Scott Angelle) was gasp…murdered — just before dinner was served to the sold-out house. Kissbutter was one of those over-achievers in life, a real mover and shaker. He had even received an award with his talent group that performed at the reunion, Dianna Roger and the Sucrets. Luckily, another classmate, Conchita Bonita (Mella Lowry Viera) was there to interrogate everyone in the room. And sure enough, those no good Resters, Randy (Ben Berthelot) and his two-bit cheering wife Sissy (Lisa Colomb) were caught red handed. Local celebrities in the crowd were mocked throughout the play. Former Gov. Kathleen Blanco, for example, brought husband, Coach “Johnny Comb-over” as her date to the reunion. I think the entire room laughed, except for Kathleen. In an effort to win some lovely gifts, everyone participated by attempting to guess the murderer, the weapon used and the motive; Party Girl held her tongue until the silent auction, though. I wanted to be sure to win the prize I’d had my eye on all night. Besides, we had a schedule to keep. Meeting the cast was a fun experience for Party Girl; other cast members were Susie Brunet, Michelle Fontenot, Greg Gossen, Debbie Mills, Fred Mills, Doug Spisak and Erin Spisak. On closing night, it was especially exciting to hear them already fired up with ideas for next year’s Big Brothers Big Sisters fund-raiser.
Party On! — PG
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The Lafayette City-Parish Council will vote on an ordinance for final adoption Tuesday that, if approved, would give the city the green light to take over a stretch of Verot School Road from the state Department of Transportation and Development.
The Louisiana Association of Educators filed a lawsuit challenging the $60 million in spending through Louisiana's public school financing formula.
He's been out of office for nearly a decade, but former U.S. Sen. John Breaux is back on the campaign trail, urging voters to support his one-time colleague, Democrat Mary Landrieu.
The unresolved fate of the ashes left behind after Ebola waste was destroyed in Texas highlights the problem U.S. hospitals and communities could face in disposing of their own waste.
Lafayette manufactured home or Scott two bedroom home
Cajun fan fierce
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
While much of the talk was about whether New Orleans could win a big game — or any game, for that matter — on the road, the conversation in the Saints' locker room was about something completely different.
State health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.
Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.
Compared to the rest of the country, Lafayette has it pretty good when it comes to the cost and speed of our Internet.
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The Lafayette City-Parish Council will consider on Tuesday a revised plan to the transform a block in Downtown Lafayette into a mixed-use residential-retail-commercial development that doesn’t include giving title to the property to the Lafayette Public Trust Finance Authority, an arrangement the council rejected earlier this month.
Trying to combat the national undertones of Louisiana's U.S. Senate race, Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu is traveling the state this week on a sort of pork celebration tour, telling voters about the projects and aid she's delivered to Louisiana.
Ever thought that big, pink Gulf coast shrimp you ordered at the restaurant or bought from the store didn't taste juicy or salty enough? Maybe it wasn't from the Gulf.
The state treasurer won't sign financial documents needed for $200 million in borrowing or for a refinancing of existing debt until he believes they accurately explain the surplus disagreement.
Homecoming outfits with ease
Acadian style home in St. Martinville or traditional Breaux Bridge home
Acadiana's nightlife guide.
Bill Cassidy voted for 97 percent of the bills signed by Barack Obama.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is joining South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on her campaign bus tour.
A New Iberia man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a 4-year-old girl and scalding her 3-year-old brother.
A district judge decided Wednesday against sanctioning attorney/school board candidate Dawn Morris for her behind-the-scenes role in a lawsuit against Mark Cockerham.
Secretary of State Tom Schedler says Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration may have improperly destroyed records in the state employee health insurance program, in the middle of a heavily-criticized rewrite of benefit plans.
Paper cites the former ADA's "experience as a prosecutor, his demonstrated integrity, and his ideas for reshaping the [DA's] office" in urging voters to support Keith Stutes Nov. 4.
Louisiana officials have sent a letter to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene un-inviting members of the group who have recently been to ebola-affected West African countries from attending the group’s annual conference in New Orleans next week.
Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints have to find a way to win on the road if they plan to take over first place in the NFC South.
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