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Blackwater Lake

By Marisa Quinn-Haisu on 10 Feb 2018

Blackwater Lake is a murder mystery/thriller theatre show about seven friends who take a camping trip to Blackwater Lake to spend their summer vacation.

While there, the group hears a story about the Blackwater Killer, who killed a group of students vacationing at the lake thirty years ago. The kids dismiss the story as just a legend, but then the group starts getting picked off one by one by a masked killer.

It was a real mix of ups and downs. When we walked in to take our seats I immediately smiled  – the stage was enjoyably creepy looking and dark and they had music from horror films playing.

While the sets were poorly made and I wasn’t a fan of some of the costumes, the actors did a good job and some really stood out like the actress who played the sarcastic Clara.

There were times when it seemed the script attempted to poke fun at bad horror films but at other times the script was just laugh out loud bad.

While it had flaws in writing and direction, Blackwater Lake had humour in the script and dialogue. The audience had a few laughs, though one was left wondering whether it was intended to be humourous.

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11 Feb 2018
Studio 411 at Murdoch University
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Marisa Quinn-Haisu

Marisa Quinn-Haisu

Marisa Quinn-Haisu is a fiction writer, a blogger and a freelance journalist. She has a Bachelor of Writing from Edith Cowan University and lives in Perth, Western Australia, with her husband and daughter and one very clever cat.

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