South Dundas Anglicans staging hilarious murder? mystery at Playhouse

MORRISBURG – A grim old house perched on a mountain top. Black widow spiders in the bathroom. Sinister family retainers. A strange and mistrustful collection of relatives gathered for the reading of a mysterious will. A lot of thunder and lightning.

And possibly even a body or two in the drawing room.

Sounds like fun.

On Saturday, April 6, 2019, at 7 p.m., members of the Anglican Parish of South Dundas (and friends) are bringing the hilarious, not-quite-a-murder mystery, Aunt Maggity’s Dark and Stormy Night, to the stage at Upper Canada Playhouse.

There is one production only.

Aunt Maggity’s Dark and Stormy Night is a fundraiser for the South Dundas parish. Funds raised will be directed towards church ministries and outreach.

In the course of the evening, the audience will enjoy this comic short play by Edith Weiss, as well as some outstanding live music. There will also be post production delicious treats served in the Playhouse lobby.

The volunteer cast of 12 is hard at work, under the direction of Wendy Gibb, bringing the odd-ball collection of characters in the play to entertaining life.

The entire comedy takes place during one very exciting and suspenseful evening at Maggity’s Manor.

Members of Aunt Maggity’s estranged family have been suddenly summoned to their spooky ancestral home for the reading of a unique will. Under the terms of that will, someone in this very mismatched group could become extremely rich by the end of the night.

Or possibly extremely dead.

What with people disappearing and reappearing, boxing gloves and syringes and clowns in the parlour, and some family dynamics that would make the Kardashians appear normal, the audience is guaranteed a laughter-filled evening.

Aunt Maggity is being produced by Rev. Pat Martin, with backstage and front of house assistance from several members of the congregation.

The cast includes Margaret Johnston, Elizabeth Irwin, Wendy Gibb, Jack Barkley, Wally Baker, Jo-Anne Minish, Jon Martin, Margaret Whisselle, Doug Jarvis, Melanie Martin, Connery Brown and Lynn Levere.

Tickets for this special event are just $20 per person, and go on sale starting March 10.

To purchase tickets, phone 613-543-3908 or contact the St. James parish office at 613-543-3904 Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. only.

Don’t miss your chance to share in the fun of Aunt Maggity’s Dark and Stormy Night, on stage April 6, 7 p.m., for one show only.

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