Originally Published: February 18, 2015 6:08 a.m.
Whether it was the promise of Caroline Johnson's spaghetti sauce or the fun time delivered by Patricia Productions, the Meals On Wheels Mystery Theater was sold out early for both performances. And everything was delivered as promised.
With a theme of "The Wine Cellar," Kate Toth created a wall of wine casks that brought many comments. Several people said they have eaten in exclusive restaurants that couldn't compete with Caroline's sauce. The food and décor excelled expectations.
The cast also delivered as promised. During the performance the audience was afraid to speak for fear of missing "something good" coming up. They also had to pay attention so they didn't miss any clues, as there was a prize awarded for the first correct selection of the person who murdered Barry Underwood.
The cast became servers between acts and sat at the table with guests, creating an unusual interaction and lots of fun. There were 'boos' and 'yeas' from the audience as needed during the performance.
Several students from Orme School attended and asked if they could have their photo taken with the cast. Of course, the cast complied, rounding out a great afternoon for the younger crowd.
Special thanks to Virginia Tallent, volunteer director, who put in many hours and many miles preparing for this event. Mayer Area Meals on Wheels is grateful for all of the support from the community for this event. Without everyone's support this program wouldn't be available.