The Immanuel Baptist Church Missions group will be sponsoring Mystery Dinner Theatre at 6 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the Simmons Center.
Members of Immanuel Baptist Church will be taking a trip back in time to the 1960s with their performance of “My Alma Martyr”.
Immanuel Baptist Mission Minister Deanna Sanders said she is looking forward to the performance.
“When they did the rehearsal on Wednesday, that was the first that I had seen of it and they had me laughing through it,” Sanders said. “If they do as good of a job in the performance that they did in rehearsal, then it’ll be a great show.”
Cyndi Crook is directing this year’s performance. Crook said that she has been pleased with the effort that the each of the cast members has done and that she is looking forward to the show.
“This is a great group that I have had to to work with,” Crook said. “I think that this is going to be a great show and I can not wait to see the final production.”
Sanders said this is the first year the church has done a dinner theatre fundraiser. She said that one reason was they wanted to do something new and unique.
“We do two big fundraisers each year and this will be one of them this year,” Sanders said. “We wanted to do something that really has not been done by the other churches in town.”
The Immanuel Baptist Church does several mission trips throughout the year. The money raised at the performance will go to help with those trips.
“The money that we raise will be divided between each of our mission trips that we are planning for in the future,” Sanders said. “We have several different trips that we are preparing for, and this money will help with that.”
Originally the performance was scheduled for April 30 and Saturday, May 1. The show was later cut down to just show on April 30 to increase attendance.
“We have moved to a different room in the Simmons Center than we originally planned to be in, so that we are allowed to get more people in to see the show,” Sanders said.
Sanders also noted that those interested in attending can come dressed in their favorite ’60s costume and join the class of 1958, however wearing a costume is optional.
Tickets can be purchased at Immanuel Baptist Church until April 26. For any further information contact Sanders at 580-255-0467.
— Matt Tillson is a reporter for the Duncan Banner. He can be reached at 580-255-5354 Ext. 142 or via e-mail at email@example.com.