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Villages theater offers viewers free virtual play reading on Friday

The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol in The Villages offers audiences a free virtual play reading every Friday at 1 p.m., and the Sept. 18 play will be “Cosmo St. Charles is Dead and Someone in This Room Killed Him” by Nicole Zimmerer.

Viewers may visit for past and upcoming virtual offerings.

The play: It’s a dark and stormy night. Mac, our guide, is a private detective haunted by the greatest unsolved mystery of their career. Cosmo St. Charles, a well-renowned archeologist and academic, dies of mysterious causes in his own home while hosting a dinner party for colorful characters. Surrounded by his elegant wife, prodigious research assistant, aviatrix fighter pilot niece, and his “colleague” Dr. Dutch Ralston.

Cosmo reveals a shocking secret that ends in his demise. This outlandish dinner party is a hilarious who-dun-it harkening back to Agatha Christie, CLUE, and film noir murder mysteries. Join the thespians for an evening swimming in rum punch that leads to a night of deaths, discoveries, and deceit.

The cast includes Roxanne Schiebergen as Mac, Vallea E. Woodbury as Victoria, Sean Cullen Carroll as Cosmo/Felix, Rachel Whittington as Avis, Lily E. Garnett as Imogene, and Alejandro Guevárez as Dutch.  

The Virtual Management Team is composed of Director Nathaniel Niemi, Producer Jason Goedken, Artistic Director Whitney Morse, Reading Graphics Kenneth Constant, Sound Designer Nick Erickson, Production Manager Danielle Paccione, as well as Stage Manager Stephanie Horn, Company Manager/Video Producer Ryan Loeckel, Video Engineer David Bost, Assistant Production Manager Layna Hoopfer, and Assistant Production Manager Leslie Munson.

The Studio Theatre’s mission is to inspire the residents of Central Florida to examine relevant issues by elevating them through innovative and intimate storytelling.