Arts & Theatre – October 25, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
"Marriage Can Be Murder"
It's not what every bride dreams of for her wedding day... her ceremony becoming a crime scene. Thankfully, with an added dose of comedy, this bride is part of the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild's third annual murder mystery fundraiser.
There is still time to purchase tickets for the Nov. 10 event held at 6 p.m. at Berkshire Hills Country Club in Chesterland. Besides the play, â Marriage Can Be Murder,â there will be a silent auction, pick-a-prize raffle, 50/50, dinner and dancing.
Tickets are $45 each or $80 a couple. Table sponsors are $400 for a table that includes eight event tickets, eight drink coupons, 16 raffle tickets, an ad in the program and exclusive participation in the garter/bouquet toss to win a prize.
To order tickets, call 440-285-7701. Deadline to order tickets is Nov. 3. The event is for those 21 years and older.
To learn about the 2012-2013 theater season and events at Geauga Theater, call the box office at 440-286-2255.
Spooktacular Events at GLTG
Geauga Lyric Theater Guild presents a Halloween Reader's theater Oct. 26 and 27 at 7 p.m. "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" and Edgar Allen Poe's â'The Raven' and 'The Tell-Tale Heart' will all come to life as actors bring a dramatic reading of these spooky tales to the stage.
Directed by Patty Osredkar, readers Grace Butcher, Donna Kane, Shane Wohlken, Damon Ramsey, Barbara Chirdron and Bill Kennedy will gather telling tales from long ago, stories and poems that promise to give one a thrill, as well as a giggle or two. The evening will also include readings from Ray Bradbury, and the cheery witches scene from 'Macbeth.'
Earlier in the day on Oct. 27 from 2-3:30 p.m., there will be a 'Kids Mystery Theater.' Children 12 and under will be able to participate in interactive drama to solve a crime and then enjoy treats at the end. Cost is $5 per child general admission. Reservations appreciated, but not required.
For information or to purchase tickets, visit www.geaugatheater.org or call the box office at 440-286-2255. The Geauga Theater is located at 101 Water St. in Chardon.
LCC Hosts Staged Reading
In 1986, the nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl forced the residents of nearby Pripyat to leave their pets behind. Dogs barked and ran after the buses for miles while their family members wept helplessly as they looked out from bus windows. Playright Leah Napolin imagined how her own dog might have dealt with such a catastrophe and wrote a groundbreaking play about bonding and survival called "The Dogs of Pripyat."
Lakeland Community College will host a free staged reading of 'The Dogs of Pripyat' at 2 p.m. Nov. 4, presented by the Interplay Jewish Theatre. The reading will take place in the Dr. Wayne L. Rodehorst Performing Arts Center, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland.
Admission and parking are free and open to the public. Donations in any amount will be gratefully accepted to help cover the costs of the next reading in early 2013.
For more information, call Faye Sholiton 216-292-6211.