CCAC Night of Chocolate at Hand

Thursday, November 28, 2013
Franc, the Charming Chef, played by Jospeh Hargrave, The Waitress, played by Kailyn Conley Fender, and The Ma"tre d, played by Buddy Bradberry, during a recent rehearsal for the Clay County Arts Council's upcoming production of "Café Murder" during the Night of Chocolate celebration Dec. 7 at the Rector Community Center.

An evening of delicious desserts and an engaging "whodunnit" will be in store for those who attend the popular annual Night of Chocolate and Dinner Theatre by the Clay County Arts Council, Inc. scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Rector Community Center.

This year marks the return of the popular dinner theatre, with the organization hosting the murder mystery, "Café Murder." The play, written by Nathan Hartswick, is produced with special arrangement through the Pioneer Drama service and is sure to be a hit with the crowd.

The audience will once again help Detective Flash, played by the always hilarious Ronda Haney. Flash will attempt to solve the crime; however this year Flash is also a suspect, thus the audience has a complete task to unscramble the puzzle. Other members of the cast are as follows: Buddy Bradberry as the Ma"tre d; Glenna Sigsby Bookout as Rosemary the birthday guest; Charlie Grimes as Mark the banker; Jane Gatewood as Melanie the hippie; Christa Hedrick as Valerie the valley girl; Cathy Jane Norred as Volleny the truck driver cowgirl; Joseph Hargrave as Franc the charming chef and Kailyn Conley Fender as the waitress. Gail Burns is stage director for the production.

Before the case begins, the audience will enjoy a delicious meal catered by The Traveling Whisk of Kennett. The meals are a crowd favorite, and the chocolate fountain and desserts are sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.

While enjoying the meal, those in attendance will be entertained with Christmas music provided by Laura French of Piggott.

This is a reserve seat only dinner; therefore all planning to attend must purchase tickets in advance no later than Dec. 3.

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