BELFAST — “If you are looking for hilarious escapist fun, a spooky puzzle or an entertaining whodunit, you’ll find it in this off-the-wall, cockeyed mystery spoof by Tim Kelly,” said Playhouse Youth Theater, in a news release.
That’s The Spirit is presented by The Playhouse Youth Theater Company on May 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26; Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday matinees at 4 p.m.
A Hollywood psychic is murdered in the home that once belonged to The Great Marvel, a famed “illusionist.” Enter another psychic, Claire Voyant (Piper Sanders) to find out who killed her friend. To hold a séance, she solicits the help of other psychics (Annabelle Lewis, Lydia Butler, Walker Pitkin), next-door neighbor, the famous TV star Wayne Hopkins (Sam Potter), Irene the niece (Jane Rubin-Irish) and her housekeeper (Ezri Budet).
Lieutenant Chad Prindle (Nathan Waldron) and his naïve assistant Detective Bud Frazer (Henry Reader) confuse the situation along with Scotty Nelson, EcoRanger, (Eva Ociepka) and a crazed Hermit (Cooley Radford).
Just when you think you have it figured out, rare book dealer Victoria Greenstreet (Story Carlson) bursts in to find the Great Marvel’s Book Of Illusions that may have been the motive for the murder. But is it?
Directed by Mary Weaver.
The Playhouse, 107 Church Street, is an intimate theater with limited seating; call 338-5777 for reservations.
Tickets are $5. Pay at the door.