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THE AQUINAS COLLEGE THESPIANS PRESENT "ACE OF DIAMONDS" - Oct 21, 2002

October 21, 2002 - The Aquinas College Thespians, an all-student organization, will present "Ace of Diamonds," a murder mystery written by Colorado Tolston. The play will be on Friday, November 8, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, November 9, 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, November 10, 3:00 p.m. in the Aquinas Wege Student Center Ballroom. General admission is $5 and students and seniors are $3. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

"Ace of Diamonds" is a murder mystery centering on the recent theft of a mysterious ruby called the Bloodstone. Six strangers, all connected to the Bloodstone, are brought together in a mansion by Iago, the supposed mastermind behind the theft, who seems to be missing. Although the six guests claim not to know one another, past relationships (as well as past hatreds) are soon revealed. Their discussion of the theft takes a deadly turn after one of the guests is murdered. The remaining guests soon figure out that Iago is, in fact, one of them. What they do not discern is that each one of them was somehow involved in the Bloodstone's theft. Now that Iago has the Bloodstone, he plans to incite each of the guests into killing each other so nothing can be traced back to him. Everything seems to be going according to his plot as the guests are picked off one by one. But with the stakes this high, even Iago may not hold the Ace...

Consistently ranked one of the top liberal arts colleges in the Midwest by U.S. News and World Report, Aquinas College offers an approach to learning and living that teaches students unlamented ways of seeing the world. Founded in 1886 by the Dominican Sisters of Grand Rapids, the College's Dominican tradition of working, service and lifelong learning remains alive today in a diverse student body. Students from more than 22 states and 15 foreign countries are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Within six months of graduation, nearly all graduates are in full-time jobs, enrolled in professional schools of law, medicine, or dentistry, or in a master or doctoral program.