Overture, Hit the Lights!

Posted on November 2, 2012

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The Cast and Director of The Butler Did It @ The Strauss Theater in Monroe, La

I’ve never experienced a bigger thrill than the one I get from performing on stage in front of a live audience.

I caught the acting bug many years ago at the 111 Arch Street Dinner Theater in Searcy, Arkansas.

During my very first scene I made a peculiar face and raised an eyebrow and 100 people laughed out loud.

The memory still gives me shivers.

Well, after a nearly decade long hiatus – I’m about to trod the boards again and for the very first time in my home town.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
Friday November 2 & Saturday November 3, 2012
Strauss Theatre Monroe, LA

$40 per person includes dinner and performance.

For reservations call: (318) 323-6681

Directed by: Brandi Albritton

The Butler Did It is a spoof on the classic mystery plays. Miss Maple, a society hostess noted for her “imaginative” weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island, where they are to assume the personalities of the fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing “incidents.” Secrets abound in the creepy old mansion. Why does the social secretary carry a hatbox everywhere she goes? Who’s the corpse in the wine cellar? When an actual murder takes place, each of the guests realizes he or she is marked for death. The outraged hostess offers an immense reward to the “detective” who brings the killer to justice. When they’re not busy tripping over the clues, they trip over each other. The laughs collide with thrills and the climax is a seat-grabber as the true killer is unmasked and almost everyone turns out to be someone else.

Cast of Characters:
Haversham- Wendy Ryland
Rita- Cheryl Wicker
Miss Maple- Barbara Knight
Father White- Richard Graeber
Chandler Marlowe- Dane Warner
Louie Fan- Josh Green
Rick Carlyle- John Bennett
Laura Carlyle- Geri Taylor
Peter Flimsey- Griffin Scott
Charity Haze- Charmaine Crutcher

The shows for this weekend, the only ones scheduled in this limited run are already sold out HOWEVER, if there’s sufficient interest we’ll do an encore performance on Friday 11/9.
Hope to see you at the Theater.

 

 

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