Carriage House Players’ latest production is a comic murder mystery entitled “The Night I Died at the Palace Theater.”
This production is directed by first-time director, Jennifer Bradford. Jennifer has assisted, acted, stage-managed and produced many CHP productions but this her first time directing.
“I waited a long time to find something that I really wanted to do,” said Jennifer, who is assisted by Brenda Wilkes.
The play is actually a play within itself. The actors arrive at the theater to receive the newly-written final scene from their director “Dexter Allen” only to find that “Dexter Allen” has been murdered. The actors are the only ones in the building so they are all suspects in Dexter’s murder. And, they all have a motive.
The actors are played by Dowell Burnett, Hayley Evans, Catherine Sullivan, Steve George, Rachel Benson, David Grant, Donna Hartman and Tina Beddingfield. Additional suspects include the assistant director played by Meg Walker and the janitor played by Ben Spears.
A young fresh faced detective, “Jimmy Todd”, arrives at the scene to investigate the murder. “Jimmy Todd” is portrayed by Will Gentry. “Jimmy” is joined by a more seasoned officer played by Lonnie Ables and his partner, played by Kayleigh Jones.
“The Night I Died at the Palace Theater” is the first production of the 27th season of Carriage House Players. Performance dates are Feb. 6, 7, 8, 13, 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. at the Lincoln County Museum Complex. Tickets are available right now at CHP ticket outlets: Bagley and Bagley Insurance, Carter’s Drug Store, The Book Inn, Sissy’s Antiques, The Flower House and Regions Bank in Park City. Reservations may be made in advance by calling the CHP hotline at 931-433-1300 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.