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Mystery dinner theatre to benefit Class of 2011

Mystery dinner theatre to benefit Class of 2011

Agatha Christie's "The Mousetrap," a classic who-done-it mystery, will be featured as part of a unique dinner theatre program at Baptist Bible College in March.

Performances will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 25-27 in the Phelps Student Center. There will be four shows, including a special midnight performance on Friday night.

The BBC Class of 2011 is teaming up with Ghostlight Productions to present the dinner theatre for the community. Proceeds will benefit the Class of 2011.

Tickets may be purchased at the BBC Box Office or by calling 570.585.9000.

Performances will be:
- Thursday, March 25, 8 p.m. Dessert. $12.
- Friday, March 26, 7 p.m. Dinner. $25.
- Friday, March 26, Midnight. Dessert. $10.
- Saturday, March 27, 7 p.m. $25.

All dinners include salad, main course with a choice of prime rib or chicken with baby shrimp, dessert, and coffee. All desserts include a selection of cakes, cheesecakes, and coffee

The Play
In Agatha Christie's most well-known mystery play, seven strangers find themselves trapped in guest house during a blizzard. When a police officer arrives on skis the next morning to question them about a murder committed in London, it becomes clear the murderer is one of them - and he or she is not done killing yet.

The eight-member cast for "The Mousetrap" includes BBC students, staff, and members of the community. The event also features an interactive cast where character improvisations will happen throughout the evening. The interactive cast is not yet determined.

Cast:
Mollie Ralston ... Kerry Newman
Giles Ralston ... Aaron Jeffery
Christopher Wren .... Jeremy Kemmerer
Miss Casewell ... Jill Kemmerer
Mrs. Boyle ... Laura Moore
Major Metcalf ... Matt Owlet
Paravicini ... Brian McGuiness
Detective Trotter ... Luke Sayre

The Production
Ghostlight Productions is partnering with the BBC Class of 2011 to produce the Dinner Theatre. The Class of 2011 is working with Pioneer College Catering to provide the menu. Class members will be assisting with service and dining room preparation.

Ghostlight Productions is a small local theatre group created and managed by Jonathan and Rachel Strayer. Learn more at www.ghostlightproductions.org .

Jonathan, a BBC alumnus, is the Director of Student Activities and works part-time in the Office for Student Development. The Strayers live on campus where Jonathan serves as the Resident Director of Ridley Hall. Jonathan holds a master's degree in theatre and is currently an adjunct professor at Keystone College.

Baptist Bible College & Seminary offers an outstanding Christian education through on campus, online, and other distance learning options. Students learn to serve and lead as they gain critical leadership and life skills. To learn more, go to www.bbc.edu or call 570.586.2400.

Posted on: 3/8/2010 9:24:06 AM

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