Tickets are $25 each and include dinner and the performance.
One hundred percent of the funds will be donated to the Historic Upshur Museum.
Tickets may be purchased in advance from the Historic Upshur Museum 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., Tuesday through Friday.
The Museum is located in the old post office building on the east side of the square in Gilmer.
The cast includes volunteers from the Upshur County Community Players.
SURRIE H. FENLAW (Detective Luke Intuit) —Graduated from Stellar High on planet Nabo. Acting comes easy to Surrie because on said planet it is illegal to have a personality, so they spend their time playing roles selected from a list. This is his second performance in a play on earth. Surrie can repair anything using the rare metalloid element, Polonium, atomic number 84 with 125 neutrons.
JIMMY BEDARD (Docent of Historic Upshur Museum - X. Pounds)—He began his career in Junior High in the Phony Magician Act for the Fireman’s Minstrel and later appeared as an End Man. He has been in three UCCP performances, “Barbecuing Hamlet,” “Murder at 30,000 Feet,” and “Nice Family Gathering.” He and his wife Brenda have five children and 6 grandchildren.
DEBRA CROSS (Curator Professor Rhea Search)— Debra is a junior high teacher at Harmony and helps direct the Junior High One Act Play. “Bar-B-Quing Hamlet” was the first time she ever appeared on stage.
This is her first dinner theater performance. She loves to act and make people laugh, emulating the work of her role models, Carol Burnett and Lucille Ball.
DR. CHERIE NAZZAL (Gift Shop Manager Sue Vaneer)— Cherie served in the Air Force, received a BS in Biology/Chemistry at William and Mary in Virginia, and graduated from Texas A&M with a DVM in Veterinary Medicine. Her first appearance in drama was for UCCP “Par Four for Murder,” followed by several other performances. Cherie has two daughters.
JAMES WALDRUP (Dr. Doug Deeper)—This will be his 4th dinner theater with UCCP, the latest being “Murder At Thirty Thousand Feet.” He was also involved with “Tuna Christmas” and “Bar-B-Quing Hamlet.” He is employed with the Postal Service.
MIRIAM “MIMI” HILL (Dr. Deeper’s Lovely Assistant Rosetta Stone)—You first saw Miriam as the floozy, Margaret Ann, in “Catch a Falling Star.” In her second production, Miriam changes her tune and is a refined English woman in “Blithe Spirit.” Miriam grew up in Colorado, but has made her home in Gilmer since 1991. She sells insurance for The R. Brown Company and moonlights at Cook Florist. She has two teenage sons, Garrett and Brandon Hill.
VICKI WINN (Technical and Stage Manager)—Vicki has helped with several plays doing everything from music to props to behind the scene voices. Vicki has been president of UCCP several times, including being elected as the first president.
AMY PATTERSON (Director)—Amy has performed in several melodramas at the Gallery Theater in Jefferson and in “Murder in the Old Wild West” for Jefferson Opera Players. She performed with the Longview Community Theater in “This One Thing I Do”, and for the Upshur County Arts Council in “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “A Christmas Carol.”
For UCCP, she acted in “Rumors”, “Mrs. McWilliams and the Lightning”, “Love Letters”, “The Odd Couple”, “Steel Magnolias”, “Catch a Falling Star”, “Blithe Spirit”, and directed “Murder is a Candidate” as well as other plays.
Amy has also written and directed several dinner theaters. She would like to encourage anyone interested in Community Theater to become a member of UCCP, the Arts Council, and the Historic Upshur Museum.
She and her husband Gary are retired and enjoy traveling and being with their two children and four grandchildren.