Murder Me Always

So yesterday I got to watch the play “Murder Me Always.” My high school drama club had put on the play. Apparently this was the first time a high school had done the play so the original writer of the play came to visit the actors at my school. Even though they are just in high school I thouhht the acting was not that bad.

So to try and explain the set up of the stage, it was not very big. They had three large stand-up wooden slabs with what appeared to be windows on them. They had improvised and put paintings of outside scenery on them to make them look like see through windows. There was a rug about 10×15 on the stage right in the middle of the set. Also there were two old looking chairs on set, and two tables on both sides of the set. It seemed pretty basic.

So the play starts off basically in a funny way, where the director of the play is arguing with the actors, trying to get them to please the audience. The idea is a play inside of a play. Its set up so the audience are “guests” to a dinner party, and the dinner party is the play. While there is a ruckus going on on stage you hear some gunshots come from the background, and so the director gets shot. Then what was the play turns into a crime scene, and some of the actors are caught between being themselves and being in  character. In the original play one of the men, Fritz, was supposed to die, so some of the actors get confused.

As the crime scene unveils a detective comes in with an assistant and starts to begin to question the actors. The whole time all of them are acting odd and they all seem suspicious. While they keep a system of looking for the murderer, they involve a lot of comedy in it, keeping the audience laughing. As it goes on they give clues to try and get you guessing on who the murderer was. Then once it all comes down to it one of the actors asks the audience to clap for the person they thought was the killer. Then you find out who did it and then the play is pretty much over.

I liked the play for its humor and keeping me guessing. I thought it was a good idea to work in the comedy that way it was boring the whole time. Also the mystery made meople try and pay attention more that way they could try and solve it. I would recomend this play to someone who likes murder mysteries or even just likes having the occasional laugh.


Becomoming More Than Man

            Some call it an exoskeleton, some call it a bionic suit; to most paraplegics, its freedom. This invention makes it possible for anyone with a walking disability, to walk. It senses when the body shifts its balance point and corrects it back to normal, therefore making walking possible. It had a grand appearance on the hit TV show Glee, but has yet to be approved by the FDA in the U.S. This invention would soon, change the world entirely.

            Hogee Harp, the local mailman who has been in a wheelchair for the past seven years since his accident, always brightens up peoples days as he delivers the mail. He loved delivering mail because he got to see friends every day while at work. He had hoped one day that he would have his own vehicle that he could somehow drive. He imagined himself holding his hand out the window, feeling the warm summer breeze through his fingers; just the thought of traveling great distances by himself made him excited. But all those dreams started to shift, once two men came to his home around nine o’clock in the afternoon, wearing all black suits, and each fitted with their own briefcase.

            The men had a very confidential plan for Hogee: become  the Magnificent Mailman; MM for short. They told him they had been working on this bionic suit to help him walk for years. They had dedicated their whole lives to trying to gain more knowledge on how to improve their suit. With a couple papers signed, and just a suitcase of his own clothes and belongings, Hogee got in the car with the men, and dosed off, dreaming about the journey ahead.

Where Is The Line Drawn?

So I’m reading this article called “The World Is Watching Now: Online activists bring attention to a small-town controversy,” and this thing makes no sense. It starts talking about these cases such as a town bully getting gunned down in front of 30 people and none of them tell officials who did it, or a girl gets raped and all the people have to say is “boys will be boys.” Like really, how can people think this way? It is just insane to think that some people look at crimes and say “well you’re gonna have that.” Like c’mon, these people are criminals, and you are letting them avoid justice? That is just wrong.  If people get away with things like that then how can we justify any case taken to court? If small towns can just let people off the hook then there is really no justice done.

If you’re a parent or a sibling of someone who gets raped, you would want to tear the person responsible to shreds, right? So how can parents or relatives of these people take this? Maybe they don’t like them, I don’t really know. Or maybe they don’t have any family? Either way I do not think its the right thing.

The online group, Anonymous, starts to get more involved in these cases and brought them from just local stories to a nationwide story alerting people around the nation of what is going on in these towns. I think Anonymous is doing the right thing. these stories are blatantly ignored in the towns and just sort of pushed aside when they should not be overlooked.

All in all I think there is a lot of stuff going on “under the radar” that can be destroying peoples lives. It really is not a good thing for this to be happening and I hop e that anonymous can play a big part in bringing justice to these criminals.