ShowCase Players return to stage

ShowCase Players return to stage

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February 13, 2022

For the Sentinel

CENTRAL WISCONSIN – After two years of hiatus, the ShowCase Players, a community theatre group, will be back on the Colby High School stage with a production of Agatha Christie’s “The Mousetrap,” with performances running March 18-19, at 7:30 p.m., and March 20, at 2 p.m. Tickets will be available at the door.

The Mousetrap is noted as the “longest running play in history.” The play originally opened in London’s West End in 1952 and ran continuously until March 16, 2020, when the stage performances had to be discontinued during the pandemic. The show opened again in London last May.

Several familiar faces will grace our local production,including: Elaine Haas, Jordan Ashenbrenner, Edgar Ausbourne, Greg Jackan,Conrad Flink, and Ariel Oehmichen. Newcomers are: Taya Timm and Nathan Bier.  Assisting in the production are:Paula Williams, Kevin Wyeth, Brandon Ashenbrenner, Lia Smith, Kevin Hanson,Ryan Lampi, Kevin Flink, Dawn Kasper-Harding, Jenny Weber, and Matt Riihinen.The show is directed by Jeffer Scheuer.

“To help promote literacy and the arts in our area, the ShowCase Players and many of our local libraries are giving away a limited number of free tickets to our upcoming show. If you would like a chance at winning free tickets, all you have to do is drop by one ofthe participating libraries, fill out an entry slip, and drop it in the provided entry box,” a ShowCase Players release stated.

“There will be two pairs of tickets each, given away at the Abbotsford Public Library, the Colby Community Library, the Dorchester Public Library, the Greenwood Public Library, the Loyal Public Library, the Owen Public Library, and the Withee Public Library. While visiting your local library, please take advantage of their many fine programs, or get a library card and read some classic Agatha Christie mysteries.

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