By Peter Kennedy
Directed by Bob Viking
Whodunit, howdunit. When famous actress Primavera Donna throws a party and winds up dead, itís up to the guests to figure out who and how, and why the hired help is so annoying. Shades of Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie, and Ten Little Indians. As the storm outside rages and the body count mounts, the guests must contend with interruptions, shocking revelations, tacky special effects, and the arrival of a mysterious visitor. Both the action and dialogue are fast-paced and the surprising conclusion leaves only one question: Who gets the movie rights? The cast includes a stuffy butler, a social butterfly, a playboy, a dotty chemist, an aristocrat of dubious origin, a nun who has taken a vow of silence, a part-time detective, a very French maid, and a mysterious stranger. A rapid-fire romp through the conventional drawing room mystery, easy to stage and well suited for ensemble comedy.
Produced by Portage Area Community Theatre at Northwoods, Inc, N6510 US Highway 51 South, Portage, WI
Performances: April 24 - May 4, 2014
Performance Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Times to be advised.
Ticket Prices: Prices to be confirmed.
Call 608-561-1738 for reservations or more information.
Auditions will be held on the following days:
Portage Area Community theatre announces their new dinner theatre production for this spring. It will be again held at Northwoods Inc, the site of last years highly successful dinner show. The dates are Thursday April 24-27 and Thursday May 1-4. This dinner show is a comedy murder mystery featuring 5 adult women's roles and 4 adult men's roles. Auditions and readings are open for all and will be held at the Portage Library Monday January 6th and Thursday January 9th 5:30-8pm. Director Bob Viking says come when you can during those times, you don't need to stay for the entire session as some may think. You can also get a script now to read ahead of time by calling him at 608-742-3009. Viking is also taking calls for anyone interested in helping with the 1940's set design and clothing needs for the 9 actors. Help with serving, hosting, and backstage are also needed. Reserve ticket information will be announced later in the media and at the PACT website www.pactwi.org