England, 1920 — It’s a rainy night outside the hallowed halls of Uptight Abbey whenthe body of Lord Horatio Uptight is discovered with a large knife in his back! Who committed the crime? And why? And will the whole matter be cleared up before the Dowager Duchess arrives for dinner? In this send-up, where Downton Abbey meets Agatha Christie to play Clue, the tried-and-true entertainment of the murder mystery gets a comical, theatrical twist as the Uptight family and their intrepid staff attemptto solve (and possibly confess to) the murder of Lord Uptight. It’s an evening filled with devoted butlers, suspicious maids, conniving cousins, elderly eccentrics, and —above all — good grammar.
AUDITION DATES: Monday August 16 and Tuesday August 17, 2021.
PERFORMANCE DATES: October 1-3 and 8-10, 2021. Fridays & Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Director: Brian Townsend
Producers: Janeen Bodary and Tim Carney
Stage Manager: David Wood, assisted by Kimberly Elliot
Costumes: Mary Calder, assisted by Karen Drugacz
Hair and Make-up: Julie Ballantyne Brown
Lights and Sound: William Daguanno and Stan Guarnelo
BAKERSMAN: Luke Adamkiewicz
McDONALD: Marc Walentowicz
MRS. YEWS: Madeleine Bien
LADY DAPHNE UPTIGHT: Kori Bielaniec
HONORIA UPTIGHT: Adriana James
GLADYS PATTICAKE: Leslie Garber
FERN PATTICAKE: Ashley Gatesy
MARCUS HUGH WAINWRIGHT: John Lamb
NURSE AGNES DUNDLEBUNNY: Kyle Phillips
THE DOWAGER DUCHESS UPTIGHT: Nick Marinello
LORD HORATIO UPTIGHT: Alex Gojkov
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As we get ready to bring the curtain up on Muder Comes to Uptight Abbey, we would like to take a moment to acknowledge our two Silver Sponsors for the season- McPherson Local and Howe-Peterson Funeral Home & Cremation Services! Your contributions to the return of the magic of live theatre to our community are greatly appreciated by the entirety of the Players Guild family. From the bottom of our hearts: thank you.