Machickanee Players announce 2017-18 season

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The Machickanee Players have announced the lineup of productions for their 35th season.

Tickets will be available online via Facebook or www.themachickaneeplayers.org, or in person at BayShore Books LLC in Oconto.

The season will open with a murder mystery written and directed by Kathy Campshure. In “The Case of the Fatal Farewell,” a long-absent husband returns home to his wife and their hobby farm, only to be murdered the very next day. The fast-paced murder mystery is designed to keep audiences guessing until the very end. Production dates will be from Oct. 20-22 and Oct. 27-29.

The comedy “Insane With Power,” written by Scott Haan, and directed by Tammie McCarthy and Margaret Dakins, is scheduled for Feb. 9-11 and Feb. 16-18. Lois Lancaster, a big-city journalist writing about the current state of mental health facilities, bases her research in a hospital populated with a unique group of quirky inmates who imagine they are crime-fighting superheroes. At first Lois finds their fantasies to be an entertaining diversion, until something unusual happens that makes her wonder.

The season will end with “Wedding Belles,” written by Alan Bailey and Ronnie Claire Edwards, and directed by Monty Witt, from May 11-13 and May 18-20. In this comedy, four garden club ladies meet a young girl who has come to their little Texas town to marry an infantryman before he ships off for World War II. The ladies impulsively decide to throw the couple a wedding in one frenzied afternoon.

Audition dates will be announced at the Players’ website. For information, call 920-834-4353, visit the website or email machickaneeplayers@yahoo.com.