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Theatre to present 'Parlor Games'

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Community Theatre of Clay County will present its final performance of the season May 5-7.

"Parlor Games," written by James C. Wall, will offer the community a chance to visit practical joker, Mort McNulty.

McNulty, portrayed by Nick Lovett, hosts his own wake so that he can hear what people will say about him after he's dead. Mort's wife, Tricia -- portrayed by Alyssa Papinchock -- is unwillingly drawn into the action and apologetically attempts to convince everyone that Mort is playing another joke.

A variety of wake-goers -- some there on purpose, some not -- who eventually, with the right amount of suggestion and imagination, convince themselves Mort is dead and Tricia is in denial.

The mistaken identities, chases and jokes within jokes culminate in Tricia turning Mort's wake into a surprise birthday party as she attempts to teach her husband a lesson about practical jokes.

Joining Lovett and Papinchock on stage will be Sandy Gibbens as Robereta, Ryan Lawson as Dave, Vince Braun as Judge, Dianna Knox as Kay, Carl McKinney as Harley, Carolyn Warner as Grace, Keri Fagg as Grandma and Fiona, Donna Cooksey as Ma and Alice, Hannah Pond as daughter, and Abbey Fischer as Diane.

Doors to the Lark Theatre will open at 6 p.m., each evening, and dinner will be served at 6:30, with the musical immediately following.

Tickets cost $25, which includes the buffet dinner, and may be purchased by calling 442-6909. Those purchasing tickets should leave an order and phone number on the message.

Reservations are required for all performances.

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