PUBLISHED: 3:50 PM on Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Perseverance Theatre to present first murder mystery, wine benefit
The Tortellini Brothers Winery is about to close. Its owner, Georgio Tortellini, has died; and his daughters, Olive and Toni, are at odds as to how his estate should be settled. Olive wants to sell it to her land developer new boyfriend, while Toni wants to hang on to the winery at any cost. Mix in a few others characters, such as local policewoman-FBI wannabe and the lily-livered momma's boy, and add in a wine auction with pizza and you've got the perfect recipe for a great evening. The play "Vintage Murder" provides the basis for the evening's merriment and mirth. Terry Cramer, Perseverance Theatre board chair, will direct the murder mystery that features members of the Theatre's Company, as well as a number of actors not regularly seen on the theatre's stage, and an audience that participates (as much as it wants to) to solve the fun-filled "whodunit."

Long time company member Sara Waisanen will not only act, but will be the auctioneer for the wine auction that will take place throughout the evening (with wines generously donated by Alaska Distributors).

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. at the Island Pub, located at 1102 2nd Street in Douglas. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. Tickets, for those over 21 years of age, are available from board members or by calling 463-TIXS (8497).