Contributed by Marian Fuchs
Photo by Joyce Koch
The Drama Committee has done it again! With a star-studded cast of glamorous and dangerous people, some great music, great costumes and wigs, and an audience who couldn’t stop laughing, our fellow residents gave us a gloriously enjoyable evening to remember.
Above you see Marilu Sherer, transformed by her golden hair into the beautiful ingenue; Tom McCain as the cynical private eye, and an almost unrecognizable Marilyn Haskel as a vamp and a bar owner, and more…
They were joined by Don Zelman as a shady guy from the Middle East, Pat Howard as a tough lady with the most incredible eyelashes, and Peter Fielding, with the right accent for a British Solicitor.
Grant Bagley had three roles, and got badly knifed in the back in one, but was the funniest as a pretty useless colonial Caribbean police inspector.
This was a whodunit, and the audience, sitting around having dinner between scenes, and imbibing from the bar, thanks to Yolanda, was supposed to guess the murderer. Most of us found the plot too complex to even try – but that couldn’t have mattered less. What we enjoyed the most was seeing our talented actors ham it up, to hear them sing the lovely songs Marilyn had created, and the chansons sung in the intervals by the one-and-only Marion Henry, whose voice remains as pure as ever.
Below see Grant in his three different roles, and Marion singing while Margaret Bagley plays piano.
It was, altogether a glorious evening to remember and cherish.