WHAT: Encore Theatre presents “It's Murder In the Wings,” a murder mystery comedy by Pat Cook (1991), directed by Marcia Armstrong and assistant Carol Thannhausen and produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing Co.
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; 2 p.m. Sunday; 7:30 p.m. May 6-7; 2 p.m. May 8.
WHERE: Powerhouse Theatre, Sermon Community Center, 201 N. Dodgion Ave., Independence.
HOW MUCH: Tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors 60 older and $3 for children 12-under. Sunday is buy one, get one free for tickets. Tickets can be purchased at 816-325-7367 or at the door.
WHAT THE PLAY IS ABOUT: Maddie, the editor of Wings Publishing Company discovers her boss has met an untimely death just before the contract-signing party that would save the business. Her receptionist Tyrolia reacts by trying to find a new job, script writer Kitty keeps trying to hide the body and sister Doris just has an urge for doughnuts. They just have to keep the murder under wraps until notorious playwright Lionel Upshaw signs a contract bringing about the big bank loan.
Throw in a reporter who arranged for a television crew to cover the festivities, a hack writer who unwittingly helps hide evidence, a janitor who carries a gun, an actress turned caterer whose crab puffs keep crawling off and the arrival of the late boss' fiancé, and laughs abound (taken from www.dramaticpublishing.com).
Maddie: Pat Bounds
Tyrolia: Marissa Carter
Kitty: Amy Armstrong
Doris: Debbie Culver
Maxie: Ezekiel Pedrino
Eddie: Kenny Kuhlman
Sara: Marcia Armstrong
Lionel: Jim Middleton
Helen: Dara Day
Bertha: Joyce Manning
Nelva: Virginia Hudson
-- Mike Genet