Athens AM Rotary's dinner theater performance of "Who Shot the Sheriff" will be presented Feb. 13 in Ohio University's Nelson Commons.
Athens AM Rotary’s dinner theater performance of “Who Shot the Sheriff” will be presented Feb. 13 in Ohio University’s Nelson Commons.

Athens Rotary Dinner Theater To Feature Community Leaders

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Planning and rehearsals are underway for the 5th Annual Athens AM Rotary Murder Mystery Production.

The dinner theater has become an Athens favorite and a sellout crowd is expected once again for the Feb. 13, 2015 production.

Local Rotarians and community leaders will take guests back in time to 1882 where tragedy has struck in the small Arizona town of Heartsville and the townspeople gather around the local saloon to decide Who Shot the Sheriff.

Guests are encouraged to arrive in period costumes and be prepared for a whirlwind ride into the Wild West. What makes this murder mystery event different than the average dinner theater show is that you won’t find hired actors up on stage, but rather familiar faces.

This year’s cast includes Athens AM Rotary President and General Manager of Classic Brands, Mark Bisang. The production is directed by Habitat for Humanity’s Executive Director Kenneth Oehlers. Also cast is Alex Couladis, CPA; Jennifer Simon, director of the OU Innovation Center; Myca Haynes of Ohio University; Athens CASA Director Jenny Stotts; Pat Lang, Athens city law director and future Common Pleas Judge; Ohio University Planning Analyst Dave Simon and Ohio University graduate student Sam Pattantyus.

Cast members are rehearsing two nights each week as a group and busily studying lines for what will be the largest and most complex Athens AM Rotary production to date. The planning committee is busy making arrangements with the venue and working to ensure guests have a premium experience.

The 2015 production will see a new venue. The event has been relocated to OU Nelson Commons and in addition to the show, the night features a gourmet dinner, photo booth, dancing and a cash bar. Guests who purchase the $75 ticket also be entered into a drawing to win a $1,000 cash prize or one of two getaway packages valued at over $500.

Proceeds from the event support the community-minded efforts of the Athens AM Rotary Club. Signature projects include Craig Copeland Community Service & Involvement Scholarship which provides college scholarships to students from all five Athens County school districts; the Resource Room at the Athens Middle School; and an international water well project.

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