Of course, in reality, no one is going to be murdered. It is all in the act. It is pure fiction, pure and simple. Aside of using literary classics, it is also based on what actually happened in history, in a certain time and a certain place. Some of these crime scenes have become so hauntingly famous that memorials have been resurrected in honor of those who were slain. And what of the murderous villain? Does he not get his name in the papers if you will? Usually it takes the angle of notoriety but in the act of the play and during the literary event, it is not unusual for him to be eulogized.
This in itself is mysterious. It cannot be explained why there remains an ardent adulation of the criminal mastermind. It cannot always be explained why so many theater goers and booklovers are drawn to the evil that goes down in the night. But it is mostly all fantasy and make believe. It is pure escapism from the humdrum of everyday life. It makes for a thrilling night out on the town where all shrieks, thrills and spills will be spoken of long into the night and the days to come.
If you love literature, you might also wish to set yourself up for a night on the town. Playacting is also good for the creative imagination. Many of you reading this now cannot seem to get enough of those thrills a minute which you often experience from those crime and action packed bestsellers. But for the literary mind, there could be nothing more thrilling than murder mystery plays in cape coral. They are often a lot better than the paperback pulp and mulch fiction.