Director Mickey Hockstedder (Mark Vogel) can barely stand the outrageous acting styles of his actresses – and that includes his wife, Clarise (Phaedra Beckwith).  Imagine his surprise when a complete stranger named Lionel (Jim York) appears, claiming that the lead actor Daryl has been murdered.  Even after Lt. Barnes (Howard Epstein) arrives, no one believes Lionel, especially since Daryl is known for shenanigans of this sort … so is he dead or not?  Daryl’s girlfriend (Jordan Liddell) doesn’t know.  Wisecracking actresses Margo (Anna Neild) and Lucille (Helen Malinka) think they know everything.  And icy socialite Barbara (Sue Reese) is hard to read.  As they rehearse their upcoming original play – the murder mystery they’re rehearsing starts to look amazingly like real life.  This comedic whodunit will keep the audience guessing until the final moment.

Lisa Eaton and Jill Liddell team up to direct Valley Repertory Company’s latest comedy:  “Murder, You Must Be Kidding!” written by Pat Cook.  Performances are scheduled for October 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 pm at Asnuntuck Community College (170 Elm Street, Enfield).  Tickets, which are available in advance and at the door, are $15 ($10 for students and senior citizens). 

As part of the Asnuntuck Fall Fest and Homecoming, ALL tickets for the performance on Friday, October 16 will be $10.  Advance tickets can be ordered online at, by calling 860-810-6152, or by mailing order info and check payable to Valley Rep to P.O. Box 928, Enfield, CT 06083.

All proceeds will benefit the college’s Be Like Brit Haiti orphanage trip.