Coming soon to Stokes County: “Hollywood Haunted Murder” — a theatrical thriller in two acts.
Welcome to Goldenleaf, a Virginia vacation home built in the 1930s by tobacco millionaire Randolph Swann for himself and his bride, film star Colleen Sullivan. She died in the house in 1952, and her ghost still walks the halls and grounds. The only person who can see Colleen is Jeremy Billis, Goldenleaf’s young caretaker. All is well at the house until Colleen overhears Goldenleaf’s new owner plotting a cold-blooded murder. Desperate to stop this horrific crime from happening, Colleen enlists Jeremy’s help to uncover enough evidence to nail the would-be killer. But time is running out for our amateur detectives. Do they have a ghost of a chance?
“Hollywood Haunted Murder” is a fast-paced thrill ride full of plot twists, colorful characters, red herrings and a surprise ending — performed by the NoneSuch Playmakers.
The NoneSuch Playmakers’ cast includes Jennifer Freeman, Cole Gentry, Jake Pack, Rachel Miller, Scott Carpenter, Tom Beckom, Lore Tetrick, Jessica Llewellyn, Peyton Marion, Zack Whitt and Angela Llewellyn. The director is Brack Llewellyn.
This play contains adult themes and some mild profanity. It is not recommended for young people under age 13.
The performance will take place Saturday, January 26, in the South Stokes High School Auditorium, located at 1100 South Stokes High Drive, Walnut Cove. Dessert begins at 6 p.m., followed by the performance at 7 p.m. Cost is $14 per person, $12 for seniors 60 plus, $10 for SCAC members.
For more information, call the Stokes County Arts Council at 336-593-8159.