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Webster City Community Theatre presents ‘The Bold, the Young and the Murdered’

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Dean Evans performs as Valencio Di Carpathio/John Burke in the Webster City Community Theatre production of “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered” by Don Zolidis.

WEBSTER CITY — Love the soaps? Love a murder mystery with lots of laughs? Then Webster City Community Theatre’s “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered” has just what you’re looking for.

The hunky hero has self-esteem issues, its villainous old man is more interested in soup, and its heroines are slightly psychopathic. The executive producer gives the squabbling cast an ultimatum: complete one episode overnight or the show dies. But when the director ends up murdered and other cast members start dropping like flies, it seems like his threat might actually come true. Can these misfits discover the murdered before the show is literally killed off?

Since mid-January, 13 cast members have been in rehearsal under the direction of Angela Rottering. Eight of the actors play characters in the long-running soap opera, “The Bold and the Young.”

Austin Hayek as Morris Nyborg playing the part of Jake Strong

Jim Hindt as Bill Wiley playing the part of Sebastian Strong

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Kelly Delayne plays Brooke and Sally Evans plays Kaitlin in the Webster City Community Theatre production of “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered,” which opens on March 13.

Dean Evans as John Burke playing the part of Valencio Di Carpathio

Cathy Olson as Cybil Dane playing the part of Mona Jeffries

LuAnn Jackson as Amy White playing the part of Eileen Silverstedt

Karina Murray as Danielle Farris playing the part of Jessica Silverstedt

Ken Theobald as Tyler Tripodo playing the part of Dr. Will Bradley

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Cathy Olson plays Mona Jeffries/Cybil Dane and LuAnn Jackson plays Eileen Silverstedt/Amy White in “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered,” a murder mystery comedy production by the Webster City Community Theatre.

Alyssa Delaney as Lily Baumgartner playing the part of Sequoiya

The other five actors play production team members.

Paul Wagner as Miles, producer

Melissa Hindt as Oli, director

Sally Evans as Kaitlin, stage manager

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Austin Hayek plays Jake Strong/Morris Nyborg, Sally Evans plays Kaitlin and Nichole Ose plays Keri in the murder mystery comedy “The Bold, the Young and the Murdered.”

Kelly Delaney as Brooke, camerawoman

Nicole Ose as Keri, the intern

Helping with the production are Stephanie Hill, assistant director; Kylee Hayek, production intern; stage crew Mary Sealine, Shelley Heikens, Judy Wagner and Lindsay Henderson; Sam Ose, Dale Arends, Wil Groves and Bill Greenley on tech; set builders and painters Wil Groves, Al Yungclas, Lynn Leksell, Angela and Quintin Rottering, Stephanie Hill, Ann McLaughlin, and Kylee Hayek; Lindsay Henderson, hair/makeup; Loween Getter, publicity; Stephanie Hill and Kylee Hayek, usher captains; Doug Getter, box office manager.

Performances are 2 p.m. today and March 22, and 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $12. Tickets can be reserved by calling 515-832-4456, online at wcctboxoffice@gmail.com, or at the box office at 1001 Willson Avenue. Box office hours are 5 to 7 p.m. during the week, 10 am to noon on Saturdays, and one hour prior to each show.

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts Inc.

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