‘The More the Scarier’


Staff Report



Nathan Becker (Mike) is pictured beside the straw scarecrow during rehearsal. Pictured in front is Sara Michael (Maxine Jackson).

Nathan Becker (Mike) is pictured beside the straw scarecrow during rehearsal. Pictured in front is Sara Michael (Maxine Jackson).


Courtesy photo

Veronica Rivers (Penelope Burgess) and Tony Carnahan (Darryl Benjamin) are pictured during rehearsal for the upcoming show.


Courtesy photo

MIDDLEPORT —The latest production by the River City Players is just in time for Halloween.

“The More the Scarier” will be presented Oct. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. by the River City Players in the Middleport Village Hall gymnasium. Doors will open 30 minutes before each show.

The play is described as follows: “Hoping to boost her show’s ratings, morning show host Maxine Jackson enlists the aid of a paranormal expert, a medium, a policeman and a lawyer to spend the night in Barnowl Mansion, legendary for being haunted. The medium, Will O’Wisp, claims to see dead people, while Private Eye Broderick plans to weed out anything — or anyone — phony. Also joining them is the heir to the estate, Luella Dudley, whose condescending attitude rankles Maxine. The surprise ending is part of the spooky fun for this ghost filled story perfect for Halloween.”

The cast Sarah Michael as Maxine Jackson; Nathan Becker as Mike; Jesse Rivers as Cal; Dixie Sayre as Luella Dudley; Mike Kennedy as Randall Broderick; Veronica Rivers as Penelope Burgess; Janice Grimm as Hermione Logan; Garrett Riffle as Will O’Wisp; Anna Lydle as Daphne Jones; Tony Carnahan as Darryl Benjamin; Sam Petrie as Private; Gary Walker as Sarge; Emma Mayes as Woman in White; Sam McCall as Barney Powell; and Julie Howard as Glenda.

Janis Carnahan is the director, with assistant director Celia McCoy, stage manager Addie Matson and technichian Rusty Carnahan.

Tickets available at the door $10 each, or from The Fabric Shop or any actor in the show.

Nathan Becker (Mike) is pictured beside the straw scarecrow during rehearsal. Pictured in front is Sara Michael (Maxine Jackson).
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/10/web1_10.24-RCP-1.jpgNathan Becker (Mike) is pictured beside the straw scarecrow during rehearsal. Pictured in front is Sara Michael (Maxine Jackson). Courtesy photo

Veronica Rivers (Penelope Burgess) and Tony Carnahan (Darryl Benjamin) are pictured during rehearsal for the upcoming show.
https://www.mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2019/10/web1_10.24-RCP-2.jpgVeronica Rivers (Penelope Burgess) and Tony Carnahan (Darryl Benjamin) are pictured during rehearsal for the upcoming show. Courtesy photo

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