Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Murder "Seals" the Deal

Special Program

CANCELLED as of 9/24/2013


The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster is delighted to announce it will host the comic mystery MURDER “SEALS” THE DEAL on October 13, 2013 in the Museum’s auditorium.

            Dr. Luke Heller, the lead vet at a small, underfunded New England marine hospital has a problem -- a NOAA inspector is expected at any moment, and there’s a dead (human) body in the seal tank, along with the seal patient.  He turns to his old flame, Detective Adrienne Foxx, to help him out of this predicament, along with dedicated animal care technician Teri and flakey volunteer Joye.  The audience has a chance to fill out a “Whodunit” slip and the correct answers (those who figured out the “who” and the “why”) will be placed in a drawing, the winner getting a prize.

            The interactive comic mystery was written by local playwright/full-time writer Eva Schegulla, who washed ashore on Cape Cod after a long career working backstage on Broadway and with international playwriting credits.  The comic romp was originally commissioned by the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay, MA as a fundraiser for Townsend-the-seal (who provided the inspiration for the character of Sammy-the-seal).  Townsend, named for NMLC co-founder Townsend Hornor, was the first seal patient admitted to the NMLC after their NOAA certification in 2012.  He spent eight and half months in the facility being rehabilitated from middle ear disease, and was successfully released at Scusset Beach on June 27, 2013.  Fitted with a satellite tracker, his progressed can be monitored here:

            “I’m thrilled that we’re bringing the production to the Museum of Natural History,” says Schegulla.  “Before I moved here, the Marine Life Center and the Museum were two of my favorite places.  That this play, so aligned with both their missions, can benefit both organizations, is wonderful.”

            The evening is a benefit for the Museum with cocktails & hors d’oeuvres at 5 pm, seating for the play at 5:30, and dessert (and prizes) follow the show..

TICKETS   $30  


Please call 508-896-3867, ext. 133


photo credit: Zach Boumeester