The Carthage Press
  • Theater to ring in 2014 with interactive murder mystery

  • This New Year’s Eve party will have entertaining mishaps, crowd interaction and a murder mystery.
    • email print
  • This New Year’s Eve party will have entertaining mishaps, crowd interaction and a murder mystery.
    The volunteers at Stone’s Throw Dinner Theatre are looking forward to the annual New Year’s Eve show; this year featuring “Wedding from Hell,” by Eileen Moushey. Director Wendy Wolf, assisted by Linda Craig, says this is one great way to ring in 2014.
    “I helped with last year’s, and we had a blast,” Wolf said. “It was like the biggest party I’ve ever thrown. I enjoy doing it – cooking for two or 100 – I’m looking forward to it. And I think it’s a great cast. When the actors have fun, the patrons do too.”
    Doors will open at 9 p.m., for this evening of food, live music from professional guitarist Dave Spiller, performance and the inevitable count down to the New Year. But, audience members should be warned – you won’t be just spectators.
    “I love the crowd interaction because it’s so random – you never know what’s going to happen,” Wolf said. “The crowd will be our stage, and we’ll work a lot in the pull-out skirt of the theater.”
    About the Play
    “Wedding from Hell,” by Eileen Moushey, is about a joyous occasion where anything that could go wrong – does … right down to murder! Bruce Montgomery, played by Dexter Putnam, and Tina Fitzhugh, played by Noel Green, are to be married … maybe. Fun characters include: Sylvia Montgomery, played by Linda Craig; Jackie Fitzhugh, played by Neal Ruggeburg; Judge Emmett, played by Mike Smith; Denny O’Connell, played by Lauden Baker; Fanny Fishburn, played by Monica Vaughn; Karoline Karter (still casting) and Richard Starkey, P.I. could be played by someone from audience.
    Volunteers are always welcome at Stone’s Throw - “the more the merrier.” Performers, no experience required; backstage crew and kitchen helpers are all welcome to join the theater’s “mis-matched family” as it’s called. Stone’s Throw is located west of Carthage on Old Route 66 Boulevard. For information, find them on Facebook or call 358-9665.
Terms of Service

    Events Calendar