And that’s the case in “The Butler Did It,” which opens Friday for a three-weekend run at Center Stage Productions, 1427 Southview Drive.
Directed by Amy Vaught, the play gets under way with the very proper butler Jenkins and the fiery maid Sarah Jane preparing the Covington household for a visit from Edwina Corry, one of the world’s greatest mystery authors and friend to Lady Miranda and Col. Covington. Other guests arriving include Lady Covington’s feisty old mother, their high-flying daughter Kat, their chatty priest and the caddish, eavesdropping neighbor boy.
Things are soon thrown into confusion, however, when someone is found stabbed to death in the kitchen.
Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays with a matinee performance July 19. Admission is $5 per student, $8 per person in groups of eight or more and $10 for adults. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by visiting www.centerstageindy.com.