CCAC Planning Night of Chocolate Theatre Event

Thursday, January 7, 2016
The cast of the 2015 production answer a curtain call.(file photo)

As Forrest Gump would observe, "some things go together like peas and carrots." For lovers of the arts in Clay County, Valentine's weekend and dinner theatre are the winning combination to provide a special gift of chocolate and laughter.

The occasion is the Clay County Arts Council's Night of Chocolate, and the accompanying murder mystery. The production is brought to the stage by a collection of community/dinner theatre enthusiasts whose ensemble performance last year had the whole county talking.

The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, as the event is scheduled at the Rector Community Center. For 2016 the annual Night of Chocolate will be catered by The Traveling Wisk, complete with a delicious dinner buffet and their signature chocolate fountain.

As the guests finish dining, the curtain will go up on "Murder at the Pie Auction" by Michael Durce, directed by Gail Burns. This year's production is a side-splitting mystery complete with zany characters, audience participation and, of course, a pie auction -- plus a murder.

The occasion offers the perfect chance for an evening of fun and socializing for a happy Valentine's Day.

Tickets are $30 for CCAC members and $35 for non-members, and are currently on sale at various locations in Piggott, Rector and Corning. Advanced tickets are also available from CCAC board members, including Tracy Cole, John James, Patty McHaffey, Cathy Norred, Cody Knight, Gail Burns, Linda Robinson and Jane Gatewood.

Burns also reports auditions for parts in this year's production will continue at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 10, at the Rector Community Center.

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