“The Butler Did It” opens April 13 in Wauwatosa; Produced by Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa

April 6, 2012

Did the butler do it?

You’ll have to come and find out when Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa presents the murder mystery/comedy “The Butler Did It,” opening Friday, April 13, in Wauwatosa. The play, written by Tim Kelly, will be performed at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, April 13 and 14, and on the following weekend, April 20 and 21. Additionally, there will be a matinee performance at 2:30 p.m. on April 14. All performances are at Christ King Church, 2604 N. Swan Boulevard, Wauwatosa, with the entrance on 91st St.

“The Butler Did It” is a spoof on detective mystery dramas like those of Agatha Christie, with an American flavor. The setting is the drawing room of the Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island, off the coast of San Francisco, where hostess “Miss Maple” invites seven detective writers to portray their favorite characters.

In the play Miss Maple has planned a wide range of events which will appeal to her guests -- a mysterious voice on the radio, a menacing face at the window, and a mad killer on the loose. (All in good fun, she presupposes.) Then a real murder takes place and the search for the culprit is on. The play, suitable for all ages, is “zany fun,” says director Laura LaPinske.

Portraying Miss Maple is Victoria Heckman, with Judy Lee Tarbox as her maid, Haversham. Other actors are: Paul Weir - Detective Chandler Marlowe, Pamela Stein - Rita Eyelesbarrow, Art Carter – Father White, Robyn Beckley – Laura Carlyle, Tom Wessell – Rick Carlyle, Jaime Jastrab – Peter Flimsey, Sam Shelby – Charity Haze, and Josh Klingman – Louis Fan.

Tickets for all performances are $15 – adults, $13 – students and seniors. For groups of 10 or more, tickets are $12 each, if reserved in advance. For other information about the play or Village Playhouse of Wauwatosa, visit the website: www.villageplayhouse.org. To order tickets, please call Bob at 414-207-4879 or email thebutlerdidit@villageplayhouse.org.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Update: West Allis Central High School students respond calmly during bomb-threat evacuation Updated:  2/4

» West Allis schools to start trek back to neighborhood schools in fall Updated:  2/3

» Data skimmers found on several ATMs in West Allis, police warn 2/2

» West Allis schools to leave SAGE, open more seats for nonresidents 2/2

» Updated rankings of area prep boys and girls basketball teams and players 2/1

» Positive and uplifting stories in suburban Milwaukee and Lake Country in January 2/1

» Milwaukee Co. launches coyote tracking program in Tosa, West Allis 1/28

» Greenfield park on list of parks not protected from unilateral sale 1/27

» More city spending pitched for West Allis development area 1/27

» Greenfield resident robbed on his doorstep 1/26

» Some school transfer relief suggested for West Allis School District 1/26

» Ex-cop pleads guilty to choking woman in sex encounter, hiding body in suitcase Updated:  1/25

» St. John the Evangelist School to host two open house events 1/22

» Crawdaddy's plans to open on Fat Tuesday in West Allis Updated:  1/21

» Initial Reaction Podcast: Was Jonathan Lucroy speaking the truth or speaking too much? 1/21

» Greenfield man presumed to have drowned in Fox River 1/20

» Garage destroyed, West Allis home damaged by fire, family of 6 escapes 1/19

» Milwaukee Bucks Rim Rockers to perform at Whitnall Falcons halftime show 1/19

» West Allis Next Generation elementary school won't expand to 8th grade 1/19

» Possible student transfer restrictions in West Allis schools gets flak 1/19

» Whitnall School District's Superintendent Lowell Holtz announces retirement 1/18

» Area police departments, school districts to team up for anti-heroin summit Updated:  1/18

» Err ball: Where the WIAA (but mostly everybody else) went wrong 1/13

» Charges filed in connection to alleged human trafficking, prostitution in south suburbs Updated:  1/12

» Recent suspension in prep sports a reminder of perils of social media Updated:  1/12

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT    

Advertisement