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This rainbow, designed by local artist Maureen Pesta, decorated the Royal-off-the-Square Theatre  in the '70s and '80s.



You Have the Right to Remain Dead   Performances:      Aug 14, 15, 21, 22, 2009
by: Pat Cook    Directed By:     Kathleen  Baute


  Produced By:    Betty Baute


Did a member of the cast do it --- or did someone in the audience? And just who was murdered, anyway? Get all the answers when you join us for Jackson County Community Theatre’s production of the audience participation murder mystery comedy “You Have the Right to Remain Dead.” Find out what happened --- to whom and by whom!

In “You Have the Right to Remain Dead,” narrator Harnell Chesterton takes us to visit a small community theater group staging a play set in the Deep South. The play’s characters are all in an uproar because Fat Daddy, the patriarch of the family, is about to change his will. Is Fat Daddy the target of the killer? Is his wife, Sweet Mamma, looking to do him in? Or is it his son Earl, daughter-in-law Savannah or daughter Hyacinth? Maybe it’s the hired hand Clete! But, wait --- is it really Fat Daddy who is dead? Just wait until local police sleuth Officer Bainbridge begins his investigation! 

Join us on August 14, 15, 21 and 22 when a murder occurs and everyone is suspect --- including the cast, crew AND the audience --- and everyone has a part in finding the killer. And remember . . . you’ll have the right to remain silent, but we bet you can’t hold in the laughter!




Played By:

Harnell Chesterton

Matt Nieman

Officer Bainbridge

Jeremy Kinnett

Blanche LaTorre

Gwen Brown

Arnold Trumbull/Fat Daddy

Fred Lewis

Doris Trumbull/Sweet Mama

Barbara Bruce

Lois Jacobsen/ Savannah/woman

Amy Engleking

Steve Randall/Earl/man 2

Stephen Jones

Leigh Dorsett/Hyacinth/man 1

Tina Frey

Ajax Conroy/Clete/man 3

Pete Law

Tommy Marsh

William Hughes