Alumni group performs "The Butler Did It"

BU Alumni Players For immediate release: July 21, 2011

BLOOMSBURG — Bloomsburg University’s Alumni Association presents “The Butler Did It,” a play performed by the Alumni Players, opening Friday, July 29, at 8 p.m. in the air-conditioned Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium in Carver Hall.

Suitable for all ages, the play is a comedic mystery written by Tim Kelly about a widow who invites a group of detective writers to her home.

The plot thickens when a mysterious murder takes place and the characters try to find out how it happened. This is the troupe’s 16th summer show under the direction of James H. Slusser, Bloomsburg.

Additional performance dates and times are: Saturday, July 30, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 31, 3 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, Aug. 5 and 6, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 7, at 3 p.m.

The cast includes BU alumni Audra Hearity dePrisco ’95, Bloomsburg; David P. O’Brien ’73, Lightstreet; Jim Sachetti ’73, Bloomsburg; and Jeffrey E. Sherman ’95, Frazer.

Also appearing are Nicole Merkel, Paxinos; Mason and Michelle Lunger, Buckhorn; Seth Chamberlain, Buckhorn; Kathryn Sweeney, Danville; and Jessa Wood, Orangeville. The set is designed by Randall Presswood, BU’s manager of performing arts facilities, and sound is by Jeremy dePrisco.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.