The DeKalb Children’s Advocacy Center’s Eddie McPherson Memorial Dinner Theater is offering an antidote to the winter doldrums – dinner and a fun show, all for the benefit of an agency providing an essential service to the community.
This year’s production is called “Going UP?” – a comedy that chronicles the struggles of passengers trapped in three separate elevators during a New York city power outage. It is packed with side-splitting comedy, mayhem, and maybe a song or two.
The play’s cast of 24 characters is one of the largest the CAC dinner theater has ever had, and it almost ensures there will be some familiar faces on stage.
The characters this cast will bring to life include: A fitness freak, an overly-calm psychologist, an OCD germ-a-phobe, a non-stop chatter box, an aggressive nun, a few Catholic school girls, an obnoxious UPS driver guy, a pregnant mother, and her know-it-all kid. It’s described as a recipe for non-stop laughter.
Dates for the show are Feb. 8, Feb. 9, Feb. 10, Feb. 12, Feb. 15, Feb. 16, and Feb. 17. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. each performance night, with the play starting at 7:30 p.m.
It promises to be a good time, and it supports the good work of the Children’s Advocacy Center. The center provides free forensic interviews and counseling for child victims of abuse.
The center’s work is an essential component in investigating allegations of abuse and prosecuting crimes against children. The center also works to educate the community about abuse.
Practice for the play is underway, and tickets are selling fast. Call 256-997-9700 to reserve tickets.