Waterville Public Library will host its 2023 “Nosh & Knock Off: An Interactive Mystery Event” on Saturday, Oct. 28. The cast of the 2019 show, on the floor from left, are Emilienne Ouellette and Lauren Ouellette. Seated from left are Sandy Tomasco, Birdie Katz, Marie Cormier, Doree Austin and Juli Brooks. Standing from left and Samantha Delorie, Alicia Nicholls, Erik Hyatt, Zach Dickey, Lisa St. Hilaire, Alex Slack, Wendi Richards, Sarah Johnson, Ted Smith, Dana Bushee, Pamela Smith and Nathan Towne. Submitted file photo

The Waterville Public Library plans to host “Nosh & Knock Off: An Interactive Mystery Event,” an evening of mystery and magic at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at the 73 Elm St. library.

This fifth annual fundraiser will be a live-acted event. Nosh & Knock Off 2023 will feature an original script, “Murder at the Epilogue Club,” written and directed by local playwright Emilienne Ouellette.

The mystery takes place during the roaring 1920s. The place, The Epilogue Club, is an after-hours speakeasy at the Waterville Public Library teeming with flappers, gangsters, and ladies of the night. Nearly everyone becomes a suspect when nightclub singer Trixie Harridan dies onstage mid-performance, according to a news release from the library.

Attendees can work with their teammates to discover whodunnit as the story unfolds around them at this interactive comedic murder mystery. Mary Ellms will be the accompanist, and the cast includes:

Trixie Harridan – Bee Tyler
Thomas Gunn – Art Meneses
Scott – Paul Herard
Fitzgerald – Erik Hyatt
Zelda Harridan – Jordan Clatchey
Mort Pestle – Tim Croce
Jade Chatelaine – Lisa St. Hilaire
Lily LaFleur – Serena Sanborn
Norwood Helm – Nathan Sylvester
Taffeta Slick – Samantha Delorie
Clara Copper – Lauren Ouellette
Amethyst – Dawn Wiers
Diamond – Jennifer Day
Emerald – Phoebe Sanborn
Ruby – Dana Bushee
Sapphire – Hana Valle
The Johns – John Buys, Richard Meng, Matt Stanford, Stevie Webb, Greg Wiers

All proceeds support library programs and services.


The cost to attend, $50 per person, includes a wide array of libations and refreshments throughout the evening. This is a 21-and-older event, and tickets will likely not be available at the door as they’ll be sold out. Buy tickets at wplnk23.eventbrite.com.

Donor opportunities are still available. Email office@watervillelibrary.org for more information.

For more information about the event, contact the library at 207-872-5433 or librarian@watervillelibrary.org.


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