The Joliet Drama Guild Presented
October 16, 17, 23, and 24 at 8 pm, and October 18 and 25 at 2 pm.
The Joliet Drama Guild presented “It Was A Dark And Stormy Night” by Tim Kelly. Director Clare Branson assembled a fine cast of 6 men and 8 women to fill the roles in this mystery. The show was presented inside the Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park Theatre, 201 W. Jefferson, at the Bluffs between Jefferson and Cass.
The story, a spoof loaded with laughs and thrills, takes place in an "old dark house". Ye Olde Wayside Inn is a chamber of horrors haunted by the spirit of a soldier who deserted Washington at Valley Forge. Residing there are three flaky cousins, their Uncle Silas and a hired girl who wandered in. Cousin Ebenezer is dangerous when it's stormy. Foul weather forces a hard nosed detective, an odd salesperson, some young nurses who think the aged uncle is their patient, some college students, a state trooper and a key witness to a brutal crime to take shelter at the inn. But who is in the wheelchair and why is it wearing a veil? When the wind howls and the lights flicker, the killing begins.
In Order of Appearance as per the script:
Hepzibah Saltmarsh - Kathleen Stevens
Arabella Saltmarsh - Tina Matriciano
Olive - Andrea Odette
Ebenezer - George Skrobuton
Jane Adams - Chris Campos
Mary Shaw - Christina Spiros
Snell - Maurice Williams, Sr.
Ed Perkins - Eric Friedrich
Dorothy Blake - Jess Henry
Belle Malibu - Jacqueline Ashcraft
Dawson - Al Pindell
Unlce Silas - Ken Fletcher
Smiling Sam - Dan Jagodinski
Euphemia - Kristi Edwards
Thanks to all who came out and auditioned and thank you audience for coming out and seeing it!