Racine & Me: Racine Theatre Guild brings you 'Drop Dead!'

Racine & Me: Racine Theatre Guild brings you ’Drop Dead!’

RACINE, WI (CBS 58) -- A murder mystery play within a murder mystery comedy, “Drop Dead!” brings big laughs in whodunnit fashion Friday, October 28 through Sunday, November 13 to the Racine Theatre Guild, 2519 Northwestern Avenue, Racine.

A murderer may be on the loose, but the show must go on. A rag-tag cast of actors are desperately trying to revive their careers in a new murder mystery play. However, the set falls apart, props break, lines are forgotten, and their fellow theatre creators keep ending up dead.

Throw in an eccentric playwright, an over-worked stage manager, a has-been theatre director, a former TV star, and clueless first-time actors, each has their own motivation to be the killer. From rehearsal to opening night, the murders continue and mayhem ensues as the remaining actors try to save the show, solve the mystery, and stay alive for curtain call.

Under the direction of Shawn Britten, the cast features Stephen Fletcher as Chaz Looney, Elle Lawrence as Candy Apples, Matthew Matysik as Brent Reynolds, Timothy James Lewis as Dick Scorsese, Kathy Larson as Mona Monet, Victor Le Pewe as Ed Steckley, Geoffrey Brewster as P.G. “Piggy” Banks, Dominick Knox as Phillip, Betty Petersen as Constance Crawford, and

John Bruening as Alabama Miller.

Written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore and sponsored by Dawn and Larry Van Ess, “Drop Dead!” performances take place Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Saturday, September 24 and October 1 will also have a 2 p.m. show. Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors (62+), and $13 for students (21 and under). Value night performances on Sunday, November 6 and Thursday, November 10 at 7 p.m. have tickets available for a discounted rate. Further savings are offered to groups of 12 or more.

Tickets can be purchased from the Racine Theatre Guild by calling (262) 633-4218, visiting www.racinetheatre.org, or stopping by the box office weekdays from 12 to 6 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance for tickets.

• Friday, October 28 – 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, October 29 – 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, October 30 – 2 p.m.
• Friday, November 4 – 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, November 5 – 2 & 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, November 6 – 2 & 7 p.m.
• Thursday, November 10 – 7 p.m.
• Friday, November 11 – 7:30 p.m.
• Saturday, November 12 – 2 & 7:30 p.m.
• Sunday, November 13 – 2 p.m.

For tickets and more information, click here: Home - Racine Theatre

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