The Russell Community Theater 2015 season continues with The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, written by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr. This rollicking comedy features a play within a play, where anything and everything goes wrong. The RCT actors portray members of the Dramatic Society, and then go on to portray several characters in the Murder Mystery.
Becky Anschutz plays the boisterous Mrs. Reece who displays a flair for the dramatic and plenty of enthusiasm, especially through several death scenes. Kira Towery plays Thelma, the recently crowned Miss Farndale who is making a special appearance in the Murder Mystery. Debora Kreutzer plays Audrey who keeps prim and proper with a positive attitude. Mary Keeler plays Felicity who has one of the more complete transformations during the Murder Mystery. Rounding out the cast is Demetrius T. Johnson, Jr. as Gordon who is called into service for an actor gone missing.
Performances run Tuesday through Saturday, July 7-11 at the Russell Elks Lodge (South Highway 281). Dinner is served from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and show time is 8 p.m. Reservations are required for all seats. For reservations, visit Encore Antiques & Collectables, 590 S. Fossil, Russell, or call 785-483-4057. “The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. For more information contact RCT at 785-483-4057.
Russell Community Theater is a non-profit theater company in Russell, Kansas. The sole purpose of RCT is to produce theater for the community and the surrounding area. Completely volunteer-driven, RCT is supported financially solely through ticket admissions and gifts from those supportive of community theater. Since its inception in 1986, RCT has presented 82 full-scale theatrical productions.