With an overwhelming response to their first production of "Murder, Mayhem and Marshmallow Salad," the Morgan Mill Methodist Church is giving a repeat performance Sunday afternoon.
"Murder, Mayhem and Marshmallow Salad" is a dinner theater presentation of a play that follows a cast of characters through a tumultuous dinner on the grounds.
The plot revolves around an oddly matched pairing of Even Keel, a small town pastor who is a little absent-minded and has difficulty with public speaking, and his wife, who is described as a "flamboyant" type who wants to be an actress. During the church social, a visiting pastor from Pennsylvania begins to sniff around and to solicit employment by passing out his business cards. Other characters join in on the mystery, but in the end, you must purchase a ticket to find out what happens when this church social goes awry.
During the play, diners will be presented with a lasagna lunch with all the trimmings and will be treated to an up close and personal view of the cast, as they wander through the Morgan Mill Community Center and involve the audience in their mayhem.
The first performance was such a hit with the community that it sold out quickly. Robert Holland, with the Morgan Mill Methodist Church, said the cast got together and decided to offer an encore performance to give more people a chance to see the production. The second show of "Murder, Mayhem and Marshmallow Salad" will be held at 1 p.m. at the Morgan Mill Community Center.
Tickets for the lunch and show are $7.50 for individuals and $45 for a table of six. Interested parties can call Holland at (817) 291-4551.