Concord University Theatre Department To Present ‘Terror Under The Tent’

For Immediate Release: 
Mar 27 2017

CONTACT:  Sarah Dalton

Concord University

Office of Advancement

PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712

(304) 384-6312,


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ATHENS, W.Va. – The Concord University Theatre Department will be performing a comedic murder mystery written by Concord students entitled “Terror Under the Tent” at Concord University on Tuesday, April 4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, April 22 at 4 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Theatre of the Alexander Fine Arts Center.

The cast will also be going on the road to perform “Terror Under the Tent” at North Bend State Park for a Dinner Theatre on April 8.

Written by Concord University students, “Terror Under the Tent” is an audience participation production and is based on the recent announcement from Ringling Brothers Circus that they will cease to operate. As a result, the Fumbling Brothers Circus will take over their shows.

The audience will have the opportunity to inspect the murder site, examine a couple of clues, and help interrogate the suspects. Before the murder is solved, each audience member will vote for the suspect they think committed the crime. One name will be drawn from those who guessed the correct answer and will win a prize.

The play is the result of an academic class entitled Writing and Producing a Murder Mystery.

There is no admission charge for the performance. However, donations are accepted for the Fine Arts Banquet. Concord students, faculty, staff, and members of the community are encouraged to attend.

For additional information, contact Karen Vuranch at or (304) 384-5317.


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Brianna Duckworth, a Concord University student who is a Communication Arts major with an emphasis in public relations and theatre, wrote this release. Brianna is from Beckley, W.Va.




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