HERO performed on October 9, 2015 for the Peer Mentor Club of the University of California, Sacramento. It was a team-based, progressive clue, comic book superhero murder mystery where students formed “justice leagues” to solve the murder of the electrical hero, Surge.
No one in the super community really liked Surge. A pushy, arrogant, cutthroat, profit-seeking, fame-lusting hero, Surge loved to be loved and to wield his frightening power: his power over all electricity. He can shoot bolts of electricity from his hands. Control machines. Shift magnetic fields. Bend lightning. And the world breathes a sigh of relief that he’s one of the good guys. Or is he? After a nasty accident forces him into early retirement, the alter ego of Dr. Serge Nicholson fades into obscurity while the legend of Surge is venerated for future generations. Until the ex-hero is found murdered. Now the government has gathered teams of the finest vigilante heroes of our time to investigate the murder and unmask the truth. Is there a conspiracy to kill more costumed crusaders? Or is something more personal behind this superhuman murder?
Body Count: 1
Mechanics: Trunk show featuring a comic book for study, supplemental documents, and team play. No actors required, but can be included to create an ensemble show.