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Soroptimist’s murder-myster melodrama coming to CVI

Staff reports

Whatever happened to Amelia Earhart? You won’t find out when the Soroptimist International of Carson Valley presents the group’s annual murder-mystery dinner Oct. 8, but you’ll have plenty of fun.

Money raised from the murder-mystery theater will be used for community programs, so even if the performance is historically inaccurate, it all goes for a good cause.

“Whatever Happened to Amelia Airhead?” will feature Soroptimist members in a 1940s comedy-melodrama and plenty of audience participation. The play was written by member Linda Turria.

The Carson Valley Inn’s Shannon Ballroom will be known as the “Wingnut Cafe” for the show.

The cast is made up of Soroptimist members and includes the reporter “Scoop,” played by Leesa Hanson, Celia Crosswind by Rose Towner, Tilly Tailwind by Jessica Jensen, Ima Hashlinger by Renee Mack and Annie Airhead by Jerry Bing.

Prospective member Jay Lather will portray Dash Downwind, and Stacey Ervin-Smalley, husband of member Wendy Ervin-Smalley, will play Crash Landing, the flight instructor.

The evening begins with cocktails at 6 p.m., and dinner follows at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $25 per person and may be obtained from any Soroptimist member or at The Record-Courier, 1503 Highway 395 N. Suite G, Gardnerville.