Pensacola, Florida’s newest theatrical entertainment venue, Sanctuary in the Groves Theatre West, offers a Southern-style who-done-it spoof, Murder in the Magnolias, opening on October 10, 2010.
Murder in the Magnolias is a murder mystery that parodies characters and plots from almost every Southern play imaginable. The farce pays special tribute to most noted and loved Southern playwright, Tennessee Williams. If you’re familiar with “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Streetcar Named Desire,” and “The Glass Menagerie,” you’re sure to love this extreme-Southern play, sprinkled with familiar names, themes and symbolism from these three Williams’ masterpieces.
Set in a dilapidated Mississippi mansion named Belle Acres, Murder in the Magnolias boasts a cast of demented, dysfunctional characters sure to leave you in stitches. Characters include Colonel Rance Chickenwing, Blanche Du Blank, Princess Lotta Kargo, Sherriff Billy Jerk, and a prehistoric garden complete with blood-thirsty honeysuckle vines. Toss in some yapping southern hound dogs, a VooDoo Woman, and an obligatory menacing hurricane and Murder in the Magnolias is sure to make you laugh yourself to death.
“Nothing is quiet as it seems at Belle Acres”, says Paxton McCaghren, the Artistic Director for Sanctuary in the Groves Theatre West. McCaghren warns that the audience will notice several female characters with husky voices and hairy legs. Murder in the Magnolias also features a few female cast members bearing beards and hardhats.
The Sanctuary in the Groves Theatre West Murder in the Magnolias cast includes: Rick Burroughs, Tim Chaney, Mercedes Cobbett, Yazmine Cobbett, LaVetta Fowler, Larry Hines, Miranda Hollowell, Kathy Johansen, Steve Johansen, Paxton McCaghren, Beth Rameriz, and Allison Winschief.
Murder in the Magnolias is written by Tim Kelly, a former drama critic, screen and television writer and journalist.
Located at 9732 Sidney Road, Pensacola, FL 32507, Sanctuary in the Groves Theatre West is housed in a renovated church building just one mile from the intersection of Sorrento Road and Blue Angel Parkway. Sanctuary in the Groves Theatre West is a 75 seat playhouse and the old church pews have been replaced with comfortable seating. Even the back row has great seats.
Tickets are $15.00 and all seating is general admission. Reservations for Murder in the Magnolias at Sanctuary in the Groves Theatre West are highly recommended and may be made by calling the box office at 850-912-4087 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Murder in the Magnolias will be performed November 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14. Friday and Saturday evening performances begin at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday Matinees begin at 2:00 p.m.
For more information visit http://sanctuarytheatrewest.com.
MEDIA CONTACT at sanctuarytheatrewest.com Rick C. Burroughs