Kick off your fall fun with a comedy that parodies every English mystery play ever written with a decidedly American flair when “The Butler Did It” is being presented by the community theatre troupe Bethlehem Players on November 2-11, at Bethlehem United Methodist Church.
Written by Tim Kelly and directed locally by Johnny Peppers, the stage production is inspired by the classic murder mystery plays and novels written by Agatha Christie in the 20th century.
The murder-mystery genre has seen a resurgence in popularity and the Bethlehem Players are paying homage to the genre by presenting a comedic parody of the murder-mystery genre with their own hilarious twist!
Local actors as well as Nashville theater veterans make up the cast. Elizabeth Hayes plays Miss Maple, a female sleuth direct from the pages of Christie’s Miss Marple novels. Joining Miss Maple are Kari Caldwell, Preston Crook, Beth Henderson, Lori Hetherington, Jim Maden, Brett Myers, Caroline Nelson, Janie Varn and Nashville radio veteran Pat Reilly, seen most recently on Bethlehem’s stage as Scrooge.
“The Butler Did It” is presented November 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 at 7 p.m. and November 11 at 2 p.m. With limited seating, $15 per person general admission tickets are available via www.bethlehemumc.com/drama.
During intermission of each performance, patrons will have the opportunity to “Solve the Mystery” and be entered in a drawing for a gift card from local businesses.
Bethlehem United Methodist Church is located in the Grassland area of Franklin. For more information, visit www.bethlehemumc.com.