Mask & Mirror Community Theatre closes its 8th MainStage season with the mystery/parody “The Butler Did It” by Tim Kelly. The show plays May 3 – 19, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, and Sundays at 2:30pm at Calvin Church, 10445 SW Canterbury Lane, Tigard. Tickets are available online at www.MaskandMirror.com for $15 adults and $12 seniors. This family friendly show is suitable for all ages.
Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for “clever” weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to eerie Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. The hostess has arranged all sorts of amusing incidents: a mysterious voice on the radio, a menacing face at the window, a mad killer on the loose. Who is that body in the wine cellar anyway? Why do little figurines keep toppling from the mantle? Then a real murder takes place, and Miss Maple is outraged. She offers an immense reward to the “detective” who can bring the killer to justice. And what an assortment of zany would-be sleuths! When they’re not busy tripping over clues, they trip over each other! Laughs collide with thrills, and the climax is a real seat grabber as the true killer is unmasked, and almost everyone turns out to be someone else!
Director Meghan Daaboul has assembled a stellar cast of local character actors to inhabit their roles that parody Charlie Chan, Nick & Nora Charles, Miss Marple and other famous British detectives. “It is the little touches that Tim Kelly adds that make this show a delight to watch,” says Meghan. “People familiar with the mystery genre of yesteryear will get many of the references he has strewn throughout the play.”
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre is now in its 8th season of presenting high quality and affordable (no tickets are more than $15) live theatre to the citizens of Tigard and Tualatin – using all-volunteer actors, stage crew and administrators.
Participation and membership is open to all. We welcome experienced performers and theatre “wannabes” – we’ll train you!
Mask & Mirror Community Theatre is a 501(c)3 non-profit performing company. Your support is appreciated. Additional information can be obtained by visiting www.MaskAndMirror.com or contacting Gary Romans atInfo@MaskandMirror.com.
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