Cast Continues to Prep for CCAC Event

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Cast members of the Clay County Arts Council's upcoming production of "No Body to Murder" include, from left: Front--Tracy Cole, Cathy Norred, Peggy Grimes, Susie McCarroll, Kathy Fowler and Debbie Adams. Middle--Dakota Burr, Jane Gatewood and Jessie Cobb. Back--Ronda Haney, Gerald Hartsfield, Tracy Horton, McKain Holman, Bridgette Scott, Misty Norred, Charles Grimes and Gail Burns. Not pictured are Cody Knight, Patty McHaffey and Denisa Dodd.

The cast and crew for the Clay County Arts Council's upcoming production of "No Body to Murder," a murder mystery by Edith Weiss, are hard at work preparing for the dinner theatre performance during the annual Night of Chocolate on Feb. 7 at the Rector Community Center. During the performance, the audience will view the murder weapons and make their guesses as to which one of the implements will be used in the upcoming crime. As the comedic play continues, the audience will certainly enjoy the antics of the characters onstage. With a list of characters including the innkeeper, the butler, two screaming maids, the scary gardener, the cook, two nervous doctors, the Marine colonel, the businesswoman, and enthusiastic aerobics instructor, a grumpy countess, two feisty counselors, an insensitive mime and his sister, an older actress, a hairdresser, the inspector, the audience will have a fun, exciting task of putting together the case as the action takes place on the stage.

The cast includes the following people from the Rector and Piggott communities: Jessie Cobb, Ronda Haney, Tracy Horton, Tonya May, Misty Norred, Cathy Norred, Patty McHaffey, Denisa Dodd, Debbie Adams, Peggy Grimes, Charles Grimes, Jane Gatewood, Gerald Hartsfield, Tracy Cole, Kathy Fowler, Susie McCarroll, Bridgette Scott, Dakota Burr, McKain Holman and Cody Knight.

Members of the crew include: Joey Pruett and David Romine, sound technicians; Seth McAfee, lights; Marvin Gatewood, Gerald Hartsfield and Charles Grimes, set construction; Cathy Norred and Patty McHaffey, props; Peggy Grimes, costumes; Bridgette Scott, Tracy Horton, Cathy Norred and Jane Gatewood, makeup and hair; Johnny Mack James, Lisa Jett, Tracy Cole and Patty McHaffey, tickets; Larry Norred, music; Jerry Chilcutt, Glenna Chilcutt, Lisa Jett and Tracy Cole, decorations; Jane Gatewood, publicity, and Gail Burns, director.

The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 7 in the Rector Community Center, with the Travelling Whisk preparing a delicious catered meal with the usual treats included for the popular Night of Chocolate event.

Tickets may be purchased at Madpies and Suzy's Hair Salon in Piggott, at Honeysuckle & Home in Rector and at Shabby Chic in Corning, or from any Clay County Arts Council member. Tickets are $30 for CCAC members and $35 for non-members. All seating is reserved, so tickets must be ordered no later than Feb. 1. Tickets include the price of the meal and the production.

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