A play full of mystery, murder and miscalculation is set to hit the iconic Katanning Town Hall stage this week. The hall will come alive on Friday night with the first of six performances of “Murder, May I?” by American playwright Eddie McPherson. Katanning Dramatic Society president and show director Lesley Balinksi said despite some of the challenges posed by COVID-19, they had not stopped preparations. “The cast have done extremely well, we’ve had a lot of laughs,” she said. “We’ve got our fingers crossed everything will go well.” The play — running until August 20 — follows the story of a mother who disapproves of her son’s new love interest and wants something done about it, and her neighbour who has suspicions about what she is planning. Ms Balinksi said this year’s play had been selected for its comedic value. “It is funny and I don’t remember laughing so much during a rehearsal process,” she said. “I think the town will love it. “Come along with family and friends, sit back and forget about everything for a few hours.” A number of familiar faces will be taking part in this month’s production, including staff from Katanning Hospital and local schools. Tickets are $20 per person with people encouraged to pre-purchase from the Katanning Library as limited tickets are available at the door. People are encouraged to bring along their own food and drinks. For information visit the Katanning Dramatic Society Facebook page.