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‘Mischief in Minden’ presented at museum

Record Courier Staff Reports

The Douglas County Historical Society presents the Misfits of Dayton in an original melodrama titled “Mischief in Minden or Dexter Done Wrong” on Friday and Saturday nights, Jan. 13 -14. The performance will be staged at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville.

The show once again features Mike Maloney playing some of his good old country music. As host, he not only plays much-requested songs, but also spins some yarns and tells some hysterically tall tales. He entertains before the play performance and during intermission. His guitar playing and singing are highly entertaining.

The story centers around Dexter DeVille, the local assayer, who was cheating the miners, including a pair of greenhorns from the big city of Winnemucca, by exchanging iron pyrite for the gold they brought in to be assayed. He might still be doing it if he had not been stopped by the under secretary of the Interstate Departmental Investigation of Technical Systems, (IDIOTS) in Carson City. Of course, by the end of the show, we all find out that “Dexter Done Wrong.”

You are invited to come and boo the villain, cheer the hero and see Dexter exposed for the snake he is. Tickets are $15 and should be purchased in advance at the museum, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. The last melodrama performed at the museum in November sold out all three days, so don’t delay getting your tickets.

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Both drinks and a snack bar will be available. For more information on the show, contact the museum at 782-2555.