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The Picayune on Stage (POS) production, “Crazy Quilt Club” by Pat Cook, will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 27th, 28th, 29th and May 4th, 5th and 6th at the POS theater at 322 West Canal Street. Friday and Saturday shows start at 8 p.m. and Sunday is a matinee at 2 p.m.
“The Crazy Quilt Club” is being co-directed by Nick Chatalain and Donna Aguilard. The show is about six older ladies that live together in a retirement home. They are looked after by Dr. Joyce Lydecker (Noel Bourdeu) the niece of Veronica Blather (Diana Joseph). Veronica is a sweet old lady who spends most of her time knitting and solving murders, most of which occur whenever she shows up. Understandably, she has a problem finding a place to live.
When Joyce invites her to stay at the retirement home, it seems ideal — until one of it's members dies from drinking bad punch. Or was it poisoned? Who did it? Was it Matilda (Shannon Catoire), the president of the Crazy Quilt Club? Or Clara (Cecile Ingram), a compulsive liar? And what about the wise-cracking Sarafina (Jessica LaCour) who doesn't trust anybody and carries a rifle just to be sure? The snoopy Myrtle Ipswitch (Toni Tucker)? Or what about Viola (Annette Lestremau) or Lydia (Liz Flynt)?
Clues drop as fast as corpses, as Lieutenant McCoy (Tim Alt) shows up, just to muddy the waters more. Add in a black widow spider, a drafty old cave, a gold nugget, an ominous phone call and light begins to dawn on Veronica. That is just before the storm knocks out all the lights.
Dialogue races along and keeps the audience guessing till the last minute in this ferocious mystery comedy.
Call POS for reservations at 601-749-5551.