Prattville’s Way Off Broadway Theatre presents a Jack Sharkey comedy

Sign at Prattville's Cultural Arts Center - Photo by Marc Parker
Sign at Prattville's Cultural Arts Center - Photo by Marc Parker

Prattville – While the Lights Were Out tells the tale of one of the most astounding and hilarious murder mysteries ever staged. Every clue is a lulu and the plot twists furiously. The final solution involves the most bizarre motive ever conceived.

Jennifer Martin, Way Off Broadway Theatre (WOBT) Board Member and volunteer, stated that most of the actors in the play have not been with WOBT before. “We are always glad to see new faces and talents,” she said. “Rebecca Dennard, director of While the Lights Were Out, acted in WOBT’s production of The Lion in Winter.”

Martin also remarked that Dennard studied and worked at the Cork Arts Theatre in Ireland; trained at the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. “She is now a theatre major at AUM where she has appeared in and has directed several plays, including The Woman in Black and The Year of the Hiker,” Martin said.

Martin wished to thank all of the wonderful volunteers who act, direct, build sets, do lights and sound, and a host of other important jobs to bring the words on the page to living and breathing realizations onstage. “Every year we have directors submit plays they would like to direct and a play selection committee chooses a season of plays from all of the applications,” she said.

WOBT is now accepting submissions for next year’s season and hope soon to announce another great lineup of plays that are made possible by sponsors, the City of Prattville and the Creative and Cultural Arts Council.

Come find out what happened While the Lights Were Out at the Way Off Broadway Theatre on August 6-August 23, 2009. Tickets are $10 at the door or may be purchased in advance for $8 at the Cultural Arts office at 203 West 4th Street. Please call (334) 358-0297 to purchase tickets by phone.

Article by Melissa Parker

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