Daytona Playhouse kicks off the start of its 2012-13 season way with a side splitting comedy and a champagne reception Opening Night Sep 7. Topping the night off is the opening of “Let's Murder Marsha” by Monk Ferris, which will feature Palm Coast residents Jim Bowe and Madeline Borth.
The play will continue 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8, 13, 14, 15 with 2 p.m. Sunday matinees Sept. 9 and 16.
The play is set at Marsha's birthday and her husband has planned a big surprise. Surprise her he does, but not in the way intended. The evening is one of mayhem, plotting and madcap antics.
Bowe, well known to Palm Coast for his many performances at Flagler Playhouse and Daytona Playhouse, will play Virgil, the next door neighbor pharmacist, who Marsha cons into helping her concoct a poisonous potion.
"Jim is such a talented comedian,” said director Bruce Heighley. “He creates wonderful characters our audiences love to watch."
Borth joined the Daytona Playhouse to be part of the Readers Theatre Troupe and decided to audition for main stage productions. She performed in the One Acts, in June, and now adds Lynette, mother of Marsha to her repertoire. In her spare time, she is a docent at the Casements.
Tickets for the show are $16, $14 for seniors 55+, $5 for 18 and under. Season tickets for 6 shows are available for $83 for adults and $77 for seniors 55+. Call the box office at 255-24331 or visit www.DaytonaPlayhouse.org.
Daytona Playhouse is located at 100 Jessamine Blvd., Daytona Beach.