Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla and Me

Thursday, April 3, 2014
7:30 PM (ET)
Event Type
College Event
Mallory Norton

Mystery meets comedy in Alfred State Drama Club’s dinner theater production of the mystery-thriller parody, Loco-Motion, Commotion, Dr. Gorilla and Me, written by Tim Kelly and presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. The performance will run April 3-5 at Lake Lodge on 6107 Terbury Road in Alfred Station (see driving directions).

This clever farce opens when cousins Priscilla and Patsy, upon hearing of the death of their estranged uncle, venture to the Vermont countryside to see Priscilla’s newly inherited “Old Dark House.” It isn’t until they arrive that they learn the house has just burned down under suspicious circumstances. As a storm approaches, Priscilla and company seek refuge in another nearby house that turns out to be the home of the nefarious criminal known as Dr. Gorilla. As if that wasn’t bad enough, they find themselves sharing it with seemingly impossible characters, including an axe murderer, a rifle-carrying West Virginian with a century-old grudge, and a two-headed monster. With secret passageways, a dead body, and mad-cap chases, they encounter much more mayhem than anyone expected.

Thursday’s opening performance will be held at 7:30 p.m. Beginning at 6:45 p.m., bus service will be available from campus before and after the show for anyone needing transportation. Tickets for the Thursday performance are $5 for general admission and $2 for students.

Two dinner theater performances are set for Fri., April 4, and Sat., April 5, at 6:30 p.m. Dinner theater ticket prices are $20 for general admission or two meal swipes for students. For more information or to order tickets for the Friday or Saturday dinner theater shows, call Mallory Norton in the Office of Student Engagement at 607-587-4079 or email NortonML@AlfredState.edu by March 24. Tickets for the Thursday night show can be reserved and will also be available at the door.

Come join the Drama Club, under the direction of Janna Buckwalter, as they uncover the truth of what really happened at "The Old Dark House."

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