Good theatre, bad spaghetti: Mt. Sterling church presents ‘Capisce?’ this weekend


Mt. Sterling church presents ‘Capisce?’ this weekend

By Jeff Gates - For The Madison Press



It’s an offer you don’t want to refuse.

Audience members are asked to use their noodles to help solve a mystery as the Mt. Sterling First United Methodist Church presents “Capisce?”

The Kimberlee Mendoza drama/comedy/mystery will be presented Friday and Saturday — each night beginning at 7 p.m. — at the church at 110 S. London St. in Mount Sterling. The annual event is again directed by Patrick Dunkley.

Admission is free, but all graciously-accepted donations given will go to support the church’s Mission projects.

A plethora of unusual characters make up the visitors to an Italian Restaurant.

When Detective Thursday Jones (Michael Scott) is approached for help by the lovely Vivian la Russo (Carey Dunkley) as she fears for the safety of her boyfriend Tony “The Tough” Moretti (Travis Pearson), he is reluctant at first. Jones finally takes the case and is thrust into the interworkings of an old school Italian Restaurant.

The audience will soon find there is a lot more cooking there than just bad pasta when they meet the likes of a bodyguard with a penchant for lollipops (Ken Brown), a waitress who knows more than anyone suspects (Melicia Gainey), and a simply dreadful cook (Debbie McClelland). There are brothers nicknamed The Mouth (Patrick Dunkley) and The Nose (Michelle Lostroh) — and for obvious reasons.

Rounding out the cast is a ditzy sister (Sara Scott), the matriarch (Bonnie Stump as Mama Mia), a heavy named Gabby (Peg Reiterman), as well as a frequent restaurant visitor who is just there to eat (Kelly Sparks).

Are the alibis flimsy, al dente or rock solid?

It is up to you to decide.

So prepare yourself to have served up an evening of entertainment with a message in Mount Sterling.

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Mt. Sterling church presents ‘Capisce?’ this weekend

By Jeff Gates

For The Madison Press