​Young men with a money-making scheme, a mysterious old house turned hotel, an assortment of shady guests, three bumbling police officers, and one dead body. These are the elements of the upcoming production Mumbo-Jumbo, A Mystery Farce presented by the York College Theatre Department, October 19-22. Directed by John Baker, this production will keep audiences guessing and laughing as the 1940s who-done-it unfolds.

The show revolves around college boys Dick and Pee-wee who arrive at Dick's uncle's country estate on a mysterious mission. When the boys find all their money has disappeared, they decide to turn the place into a hotel while the uncle is away. When one of their guests is killed, they find they have two sheriffs in charge of the investigation, as the house is built on the county line--placing the evidence in one county and the corpse in the other. Comedy and mystery ensues as they work to find the killer and the missing money.

Director Baker says that it’s a high quality cast and a fun production that is appropriate for all ages. The cast consists of Jenna Ferber, Carter Price, Grady Johnson, Ryan Harrison, Aubrey Tate, Nathan Clark, Melissa Strong, Hannah Anderson, Ainsley Mountjoy, Austin Hackel, Olivia Nabb, Lexi Martens, Deidre Freitas, Josh Anderson, Morgan Miller, and  Em Hyberger. Abbie Baker assistant directs. 

Tickets for Mumbo-Jumbo are $7 for students/seniors and $10 for adults. This thrilling and hilarious production will be held in the Bartholomew Performing Arts Center (1026 E 10th St.), Thursday, October 19, Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21 starting at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, October 22 starting at 2 p.m. To reserve tickets, please visit www.york.edu/boxoffice or call (402) 363-5640. The Box Office opens two hours prior to show time and seating begins 30 minutes before showtime. Reserved tickets must be paid for no later than 10 minutes before the show starts or they will be released for sale to other patrons.