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PAGE to stage "The Ax of Murder"


by: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Lesel Ayers, a 2006 graduate of Estacada High School, is directing PAGE's production of The Ax of Murder.Apparently, “Macbeth” isn’t the only haunted play around.

The Performing Arts Group of Estacada (PAGE) is preparing to stage the “Ax of Murder” in which several of the actors play actors grappling with what could well be a haunted script.

Director Lesel Ayers said that the PAGE players had liked the funny, modern day murder mystery script penned by Pat Cook in association with Pioneer Drama Services Inc. and selected to take on the production as a group.

by: ESTACADA NEWS PHOTO: ISABEL GAUTSCHI - Is it haunted? Actors Kamie Tenbush (above) and Niko Sampair are freaked out.The enthusiastic cast is made up of performers spanning a wide range of ages. Several of them are first-time actors.

“The Ax of Murder’ will be performed 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 27-28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 29, at the Estacada Auditorium.

Admission is free, but donations are gratefully accepted.