The Theatre Lab ensemble will be performing their hilarious mystery, “Who Sliced The Cheeseman”, and will engage all who attend IN the fun.
Our wonderful chef and staff will be serving an amazing dinner throughout the performance. Attendees may even bring their own wine! The club will provide coffee, tea, and water as well as wine glasses and wine bottle openers. Choices for entrée, salad and dessert will be posted soon.
The fun starts at 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m.
Open to the public!
Ticket prices will be $60 per guest and will go on sale, March 10, 2022. Further information on buying tickets will be coming. We want to make it as smooth a process as possible!
This is an opportunity for the CWC to bring some new types of entertainment to our members as well as folks who follow Theatre Lab!
WHO SLICED THE CHEESEMAN?
by Theresa Flais 1999
After placing The Mickey Cheeseman show in the prized Thursday 8:00pm night time slot, America falls in love with Mickey Cheeseman making him the most watched man on TV.
But behind the scenes of this "edge of your seat comedy" comes backstabbing and cutthroat tendencies, all brought on by the favorite son, Mickey Cheeseman.
Mickey criticizes and humiliates his ex-wife, Berta, making her feel inadequate in being the show's producer. Mickey's senior writer, Chuck Dikkens is distraught due to overhearing Mickey's dislike of her dated writing. Ethan, the nerdy, rookie intern is furious with Mickey for stealing his brilliant comedic ideas.
Finally, Mickey's male-chauvinist ways toward Missy, his personal assistant, has reluctantly pushed Missy into turning in her two-week notice. Even though Missy is a strong, self-proclaimed career woman, Mickey has reduced her to perform only grunt work tasks.
Since the station's co-workers are getting thrown out and bumped off, the audience must fill in as emcees and actors as part of the comedy sketches and sing-alongs! "Hey Mickey" by Toni Basil never got so much air time!
Join us for food and fun!
Theresa Flais (Artistic Director/Writer/Berta) Originally from Berlin Center, Ohio, Theresa is the Producer of The Theatre Lab. She has a BA in Performance from Kent State University. Theresa also received a Masters in Theatre History from Miami University of Ohio and an Alternative Teaching License in Theatre from Ashland University. Theresa is the former Drama and Voice Instructor from The Kirov Ballet Training Academy in Washington, DC. Theresa has written, directed and appeared in over 35 original plays in Central Ohio and St. Louis, MO as well as main stage productions for other local theaters. Three of Theresa's comedies have been purchased and performed by other theatre companies throughout the US.
Todd Taylor (Plays Chuck Dikkens) is thrilled to join The Theatre Lab again after many shows. Some of his favorites include, Sorority Girl Sleepover and Finishing Off Fiona. Recent work includes a Senior project at Capital University, a musical titled "Modern Pirates". Todd also performed this year, with Evolution Theatre in the show, "Sons and Lovers". Todd is an ensemble member of the Columbus Civic Theater with more then 40 plays. Most recent, "Doll's House part 2", "The Weir", "The Subject was Roses", The Late Christopher Bean', Macbeth, and many more.
Mike Stranges (Plays Mickey Cheeseman) has training with the Ohio State University and the University of Findlay Summer Stock. This is his second production with the Theatre Lab and he has also been seen in many productions with Curtain Players and in the Indie film, Green Card Fever.
In real life, Mike has taught high school English and he has been a mental health counsellor for the past 16 years.
He spends his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his wife and daughters, reading, watching “moovies”, fly-fishing and tying his own flies. Mike says that he is looking forward to being in more Theatre Lab productions in the near future.
Britt Kline (Plays Missi) This is Britt’s first foray into dinner theater, having spent the last several years with the Columbus Civic Theater in Clintonville. She has most recently performed in an original student written production entitled Modern Pirates, as well as Evolution Theater Company's, Vampire Lesbians of Sodom. Some of her past favorites include Constance Contantia in Drama at Inish, Blanche Dubois in A Streetcar Named Desire, Mary Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey Into Night and Charlotte Wallace in Beyond Therapy.
Caleb Hott (Plays Ethan) is a 21-year-old actor and writer taking his first steps into the Columbus theater scene. Some of his favorite past roles include Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Mr. Bennet (Pride and Prejudice), and Dr. Einstein (Arsenic & Old Lace). As a high schooler he wrote and appeared in his own full-length comedy, The Electronic Epidemic. Most recently he appeared as Chef Bill in the short musical Modern Pirates at Capital University last November.
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