Cast Set for CCAC Night of Chocolate Production

Thursday, January 18, 2018
Cast members for the upcoming CCAC Night of Chocolate Murder Myster Dinner Theatre are, from left: Jane Gatewood, Jennifer Vernon, Lauria Baker, Sandy James, Kyle Allman, Kenny Smith, Rebecca Martin, Christina Cox and Tonya May. Pictured at front is director Quinten Mauldin.
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The show has been cast, and rehearsals are underway for the upcoming Clay County Arts Council Night of Chocolate Murder Mystery, set for Saturday, Feb. 17. On that night, the stage at Rectorís Community Center will be transformed into the sitting room of the Straitford Estate, London, England, in the 1920ís.

The production is being directed by PHS grad Quentin Mauldin, and the cast includes Jane Gatewood, Jennifer Vernon, Lauria Baker, Sandy James, Kyle Allman, Kenny Smith, Rebecca Martin, Christina Cox and Tonya May.

In keeping with the tradition of the annual fundraiser, The Traveling Wisk will cater the dinner theatre event with plenty of chocolate desserts and the traditional chocolate fountain.

Learning lines and perfecting a British accent is part of the adventure involved in bringing various age actors to the stage, portraying the Straitford family with their idiosyncrasies and split personalities. The Straitford staff is also rather strange with the butler sporting unusual footwear. Should the audience members be familiar with the television series Downton Abbey, the setting for A Window for Murder will appear familiar.

Tickets for the event will be available from the usual locations in Piggott, Rector and Corning and from CCAC board members. They will also be on sale soon from cast members.

The public is invited to join the fun for this broad British comedy which serves to spoof Sherlock Holmes and Watson in their sleuthing, as their quest to solve one murder mystery turns into two.

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