'Knock 'Em Dead' opens tonight at the Playhouse at Museum Village in Monroe

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:49

MONROE — The Playhouse at Museum Village continues its 16th season with “Knock 'Em Dead,” a “You-Solve It” mystery-comedy written by Tom Oldendick and Will Robertson. This comedy/murder mystery is an unabashed brew of mirth and murderous mayhem. All hell breaks loose and the laughs fly when five outrageous contestants show up at Vinnie’s Belly Laugh Club for the final talent competition: A ventriloquist with moving lips, a foul mouthed stand-up comedian, a baton twirling bimbo, the flamboyant owner of a lip synching poodle, a chanteuse with a questionable accent and a hypnotist with a twitch. All fight to win the grand prize. When Vinnie turns up dead, they’re all suspects. The audience will grill them and finger the murderer. Performances begin tonight, July 8 at 8 p.m. Other dates are: July 9, 15, 16, 21, 22 and 23 at 8 p.m., and on Sundays, July 17 at 7 p.m. and July 24 at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 each, and includes dessert at intermission consisting of apple pie, ice cream, iced tea and coffee. Group rates are available and reservations are suggested. For more information, call 294-9465.