USF to present murder mystery “While the Lights Were Out”

January 6, 2020

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis will present “While the Lights Were Out,” a comedic murder mystery written by Jack Sharkey, as its spring production.

Cast in a thunderstorm, the lights go out, an agonized voice cries, a pistol is shot…then the lights come up! The audience will be left with surprise, laughter and delight as the plot twists and turns with this hilarious evening of mayhem. The USF School of Creative Arts production will be directed by Brad Beauchamp.

Five performances will be presented March 19 through March 22 at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.

Show times are:

• Thursday, March 19 – 7:30 p.m.
• Friday, March 20 – 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, March 21 – 2 p.m.
• Saturday, March 21 – 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, March 22 – 2 p.m.

Tickets will be available closer to performance date through the ArtsTix Community Box Office at 260-422-4226 or tickets.artstix.org. Doors will open 30 minutes before the show for general seating. Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors 65 years or older and children under 18. Group rates of $10 per person are available to groups of 20 or more. USF students, faculty and staff with a USF ID card can receive one free ticket for the play.

The production is made possible by the generous support of USF alumna Toni Murray (’71, ’72).

Founded in 1890 in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, the University of Saint Francis offers more than 70 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, USF designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. USF Downtown houses the university’s business and music technology programs while offering enhanced internship and networking opportunities for students. The University of Saint Francis campus experience includes 16 athletic programs boasting two individual and four team NAIA national championships and is recognized as an NAIA Five-Star Champion of Character institution. Approximately 2,200 students from a broad geographic region attend USF.