It’s the late 1950s on Pearl and Opal Guatney’s farm in Neosho Falls, where both sisters were born and raised. Also living there are Pearl’s grandchildren, whom she is helping raise while her daughter travels around the country trying to be a star.
The sisters are the last of seven children, who are now doing their best to eke out an existence by running the family farm, with the help of long time hired hand Elmer, and taking in boarders from time to time – mostly traveling salesmen – to help make ends meet. The plot surrounds two men who come by looking for a room. Are they who they say they are, or could there be another more suspect reason that they have appeared in this little dusty town?
This is the setting for “The Guatney Sisters of Neosho Falls,” a murder mystery by playwright Mark Ogle. Director is Dale Brown, with costumes and props by Jessica Ammons. Cast members are: Jennifer Holden, Misty Edwards-Matheson, David Nichols, Celina Davis, Naysa Bemies, Kaidee Ogle, Brentley VonRee, Dale Brown, Shaun Holmes, Tanner Bemies, Crystal Holmes, Mark Ogle, John Newby, and Josh Cantwell.
Those who have attended a show before will most likely recognize many members of the cast, which are made up of some of the finest acting talent Claremore and the surrounding area has to offer.
Audience members will have the opportunity to use their deductive skills to try and solve the mystery and win the Supper Sleuth Award.
The Rogers County Historical Society will be holding productions of “The Guatney Sisters of Neosho Falls” on Friday, March 24, and Saturday, March 25, at the historic Belvidere Mansion in Claremore, as a spring fundraiser. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the show at 7 p.m. Tickets are $75. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For tickets, go online to www.eventbrite.com/e/murder mystery-the-guatney-sisters-of-neosho-falls-tickets-559215437427.
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