Murder+Me


Performances of Murder Me, Murder Me, My Darling, My Darling will take place Friday and Saturday, October 28 & 29 at 7:00 pm. Price - $26 or $29 for people who are not members of Creative 360. Call 989/837-1885 or visit www.becreative360.org to make reservations.

Creative 360 presents Black Box Theatre 180 with four dinner theater events each year. Each event includes a show, dinner and a cash bar serving wine and beer. Join Creative 360 for an evening where people have time to mingle and talk to friends, make new ones as well as meet the actors and director after the show. The play takes place in an intimate space where the audience feels like part of the performance.

Murder Me, Murder Me, My Darling, My Darling is a funny, feisty and campy murder mystery with lots of twists, turns, laughs and some nasty thunder storms thrown in. The audience will take part in deciding the ending by voting for their choice of murderer. It’s what one could call an ending by jury.

The cast includes a very creepy motel manager, a mysterious psychic with an equally mysterious accent, and an unsuspecting (or maybe not so unsuspecting) couple on their honeymoon.

Dinner will be served by Cafe American ( voted best place to have lunch in Midland four years in a row) at 7 p.m. just an hour before someone gets done in. At intermission we will pause to enjoy dessert generously provided by Grand Traverse Pie Company. Then it's back to figuring out "who done it" and voting for your "favorite" suspect. After the play you are invited to linger to enjoy the company of friends and chat to the actors and director. It's like having the theater come to your dining room; relaxed, fun and delicious!

Murder Me is directed by Larry Levy, a veteran Midland director who is making rehearsals a barrel of laughs for the equally veteran actors: Cheryl Levy who plays the peculiar psychic, Cathie Stewart as Luvonne, the bride from Queens, Shawn Finney, plays her husband with a fishy background and Gerry Gwisdala gives everyone the creeps with his portrayal of the unjolly innkeeper.

"For a play involving murder, the play has a lot of laughs," says Levy. "The honeymooners, Henry and Luvonne, are from New Yawk and have 'da accent.' The psychic has some kind of Eastern European roots and has 'veesions.' The caretaker takes an occasional nip, limps, makes inappropriate remarks to the new bride and groom, and is generally pretty scary—but all in good fun."