FORT MILL --
Fort Mill Church of God has done it again.
Dinner theater shows staged Sept. 21-22 marked the fourth year of farcical fun and fanciful frolic.
Every Little Nook and Nanny by Pat Cook was this years production.
The mystery/comedy presentation exceeded the high standards set by last years offering. While the audience watched and ate, they interacted with the cast members to solve a mysterious bank robbery. One cast member was never seen until the final bows. The mystery cat loudly meowing added to the drama.
Suggestions of the felines nasty moods caused cast members to avoid the dreaded kitchen where it lurked. When a sweet pussy cat came out for a bow, that evoked another mystery.
Although this years production was not written by a church member, the evenings entertainment and delicious meal were all provided by the congregation.
Work on this enterprise began in July when members of the church family agreed to produce and create this years dinner theater offering. Several couples within the church family participated. Billie Howe created stage design that set the mood as soon as the audience entered the theater. Her husband Terry worked on set construction.
Director Heather Hefner worked with her actor husband Corey, and actress Neva Caircos husband Billy worked on the grill team.
Under the watchful eyes of Pastor of Worship Arts Jonathan M. Sawyer, and his able assistant, Annette Waldrop, all parts of this creative endeavor blended as well as the meal. Notably, the $15 a plate event sponsors the churchs outreach to a mission in Peru.
Pastor Sawyer added a final touch of comedy/mystery when he appeared in the last scene wearing a Mr. Weatherbee toupee.