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Group set for performance

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Ashlee Vitz and Kandace Brown practice their lines for the upcoming play at the Community Theatre of Clay County. "Murder at Rutherford House" is a murder-mystery comedy with audience participation. [Order this photo]
The Community Theatre of Clay County and its performers have begun practicing for their March performance called "Murder at Rutherford House." The comedy will include audience participation where characters mingle with the crowd, as well as draw audience members into the actual play.

The murder-mystery play focuses on the fifth anniversary of the death of Lord Rutherford. Lady Rutherford throws an annual dinner where everyone is invited. On arrival, each audience member may be asked to assume another identity. After a gunshot leaves one person dead, Mr. Wendle Weedle, a detective, begins an investigation.

"I think it is always interesting to have a show where the audience is drawn into the play," Theatre Troupe Member Lee Reberger said. "They are given an opportunity to actually participate in the play as characters, and that will make it more enjoyable."

Cast members include Kandace Brown, Ashlee Vitz, Amber Payne, Wade Langley, Caroline Disney, Sandy Gibbens, Jared Gibbens, Carl McKinney, Rod Clarke and Jacob Clarke. Lisa Bullerdick is helping with props, and Zach Gibbens and Chandler Downing are in charge of lighting.

The performances, directed by Lisa Watler, will be Thursday-Friday, March 8-10. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m., and the play will begin at 7:15.

The cast of "Murder at Rutherford House" practices for the upcoming show. Performances will be Thursday-Friday, March 8-10, with dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m., and the show starting at 7:15. [Order this photo]
Tickets are $25 per person, and reservations must be made in advance of the performance dates. To buy tickets, contact Lisa Beyers at 442-6909.

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