CCAC Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Event at Hand

Thursday, February 5, 2015
Cast members of the upcoming CCAC event take a break from rehearsal for a group photo.

The Clay County Arts council, Inc. comedy mystery theatre is in full production this week in preparation for the upcoming show "No Body to Murder" by Edith Weiss. The event will be held during the annual Night of Chocolate celebration Feb. 7, at the Rector Community Center.

The cast is full of zany characters and hilarious stage action and the surprise action ending will keep the audience guessing until the very end. Bad news comes in form of severe thunderstorms and an escaped convict who threaten the guests at the Come on In Inn of Nova Scotia. However, at the end of the day a gung-ho aerobics instructor, Billie Body, played by Cathy Norred, arrives. The plot thickens when Billie Body becomes mysteriously ill as she leads the cast of suspects in a game of physical exercise. Inspector Black is on hand to ask leading questions to Garth the gardener, who only carries an ax for weeding, or the grumpy Countess, or the senior counselors for Outward Ho, or the doctors who have the secret youth serum all become suspects.

Ticket holders will get to make a guess as to who the murderer is and the weapon. Organizers note the winning table will receive a special gift.

Tickets for the event are $35 for non-members and $30 for members--which include the meal catered by Traveling Wisk. This year's tasty dinner will feature two entrées, pork tenderloins, and chicken with rice or scalloped potatoes, broccoli with cheese, the Whisk salad, yeast rolls and of course, their traditional chocolate desserts.

Tickets must be reserved in advance, and as of this week only a few remained.

Tickets may be purchased from any CCAC board member or at either Madpies' of Suzy's in Piggott; Homeysuckles and Home and Above and Beyond in Rector and Shabby Chic or Lisa Jett in Corning.

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