Here's what's in store for 2023!
Murder on the Oriental Rug
Spoofing Agatha Christie novels and a whole lot more!
AUGUST 18 & 19 • AUGUST 25 & 26 • AUGUST 27 (Matinee)
Move over – or roll over – Agatha Christie, when the Salina Vagabond Players present their new mystery dinner show that spoofs old-fashioned whodunits, the medical profession, "female problems," and theater folks!
When half the cast of "Murder on the Oriental Rug" bails out, the remaining performers are stuck playing all the roles. During the first act, you'll meet a Shakespearean actor with a drinking problem, a washed-up former child star, a bimbo with a short memory, and a hapless customer who finds herself onstage -- playing a man.
During the "play within a play," you'll visit the exclusive clinic of Dr. Charles Ovary, a renowned hot flash specialist who's secretly treating a famous actress trying desperately to regain her youth. You'll get to know the doctor's coldly efficient wife, his passionate female protégé, the actresses' hunky husband, a flighty French maid, a shifty handyman, and an inspector investigating the dead body on the Oriental rug.
Will the play make it to Broadway? Will the performers remember their lines? Will the Shakespearean actor fit into the maid's costume? Will the chalk outline come out of the rug? Will the inspector solve the murder? Will another murder occur?
Before the evening's over, someone else will be ruthlessly murdered, and it's up to the audience to solve the crime. Prizes will be awarded to the first people who correctly guess the murder and motive.
Trouble at the Tropicabana!
An "I Love Lucy" Spoof!
DECEMBER 1 & 2 • DECEMBER 8 & 9 • DECEMBER 10 (Matinee)
Take a walk down memory lane with Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel when your theater company presents Trouble at the Tropicabana. You’ll enjoy fine food, tropical drinks, and Latin music and dancing at Ricky’s club tonight, as he gets ready to sign a contract with movie mogul heiress Celia B. DeMilo. Is Celia who she claims to be? Will Lucy and Ethel ruin Ricky’s big chance with another of their harebrained schemes to get into show business? What’s the notorious gangster Mr. Big doing at Ricky’s club? And who committed the murder? The murder? That’s right—the murder!
This show contains all the zanyness of an "I Love Lucy" episode, as well as singing, and dancing by Ricky and his club girls, and conga lines and mambo lessons performed by your audience!