Mystery comedy onstage at Oldcastle Feb. 21-23

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BENNINGTON — Bennington Community Theater will present "You Have the Right to Remain Dead," a mystery comedy, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Bennington Performing Arts Center, home of Oldcastle Theatre. The play features a cast of 10, which includes some familiar faces as well as first-time actors with the company.

In the play, Sweet Mama and her nefarious children await the arrive of their loving, and recently injured, Fat Daddy. He announces a major change in his will. With that, the stage is set for murder. As the police investigation starts, everyone, including the audience, will find themselves a suspect. But who did it? And who died? Nothing is as it seems, but the laughs will be real.

The cast includes Robert Ebert, Drew Davidson, Donna Motta, Mary Jo Greco, David Motta, Tess McHugh, Michelle Marrocco, Carlene Bermann, Danny Townsend and Amanda Reagan. Bennington College junior Ellery Schiller directs. The play has elements of audience participation and interaction.

"You Have the Right to Remain Dead" is part of the "Year of Mystery," co-planned by the McCullough Library in North Bennington, the Bennington Free Library, and The Baker Street Breakfast Club, a Bennington-based Sherlock Holmes study group celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2020.

Show times are Friday, Feb. 21 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22 at 2 and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for premiere seats. To reserve tickets, call 802-447-0564 or visit

The Bennington Performing Arts Center is located at 331 Main St., Bennington.



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