Growing Edge Foundation plans Feb. 10 dinner theater
By Wendy Thorstenson
Illusive treasure, unconventional staff and peculiar guests all add to the intrigue at the rundown Wiki Resort where nothing is what it appears to be.
That’s the setting for the “The Last Pirate of the Caribbean” mystery dinner theatre set for Sunday, Feb. 10, at the Edge Event Center in Mobridge. Two performances are scheduled including a dessert matinee at 2 p.m. and a dinner theatre at 6 p.m.
Ghosts and monsters, sleep talking and psychoanalysis all come into play as the “last pirate” tries to protect the mysterious treasure from landlubbers. Dinner guests will try to decipher the mystery of the stolen treasure and guess the culprit.
The cast includes Justin Thompson as Jarvis the pirate; Denise Fred and Roy Thompson as Riana and Ned Weston, a bickering couple on their “honeymoon”; Mike Fred and Milo Thompson as Leland and June Barton, a retired psychologist and his sweet but conniving wife; Meredith Thompson as Millie, the owner of the Wiki Resort; Kayla Fred as Sara, resort employee; Greg Fred as Darren, the mute cook; Karli Vennes as Taylor, an Army veteran and Jarvis’ sister; Cody Thompson as Artie, an Australian drifter; and Traci Truax as Katie, a frazzled wife.
The evening meal features a choice of prime rib or shrimp with all the trimmings. The matinee comes with dessert. A limited number of tickets are available and must be purchased in advance by calling Family Worship Center at 845-3214. Ticket prices are $25 for the dinner theatre and $10 for the dessert matinee. Some of the proceeds will be donated back to the community. The event is sponsored by the Growing Edge Foundation.