FlipSide photo; Teens gathered at DreamWrights July 18 for a Masquerade Ball and murder mystery.
FlipSide photo; Allison Hamilton, 17, wrote the evening’s murder mystery.
DreamWrights Youth and Family Theatre mom Kim Dinneen emailed me late last week to let me know about a Teen Masquerade Ball 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 18, at the community theater. I stopped by and found out that DreamWrights is hoping to grow its teen programs.
The event was designed by teens as a fundraiser and to raise awareness in the community. Dinneen said a committee, which included teens, met for two months to plan the event. It included dancing, food and a murder mystery. Teens were encouraged to dress up and wear a mask. About 40 attended — some in recycled prom dresses, suits, fairy wings and Carnival masks.
Allison Hamilton, 17, a recent cyber school graduate, wrote the murder mystery. She sported a purple dress dotted with rhinestones and a handmade gold mask.
“I wanted to base the characters on ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’” she said. The Shakespeare play was also the theme of the event.
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