The North Florida Community College Sentinel Upstage Players will present Death of a Doornail at the Wardlaw-Smith-Goza Conference Center (the Mansion) in Madison, Nov. 10, 11, 16 and 17. The historic antebellum mansion is the residence of eccentric millionaire, Albert Doornale, who has invited all of his close friends to his estate. The only problem is, Albert is not there; no one has seen him. None of the guests have any idea why they are there, or what happened to their host. That is until blood is found. Was Albert killed and carried away? A murder investigation will begin, as soon as a body is found. It may be a long wait.
The cast is a mix of old and new faces: NFCC student Sanam Akbar of Madison plays Pricilla Doornale, the spoiled rich daughter of Albert Doornale; Judie Baldwin, Madison, plays Abigail Doornale, the bitter ex-wife of Albert. Bethanee Dyal, NFCC student from Dowling Park, and Jon Jackson, Madison, are special guests. NFCC student Brian McLain of Jasper is Edward, nephew of Albert, a real “Poindexter” type. Veteran performer Judy McCormack, Madison, is the bored and bitter cook, Mrs. Morganford; Molly McCormack, Madison, is Inspector Bulowski, eager for a big case to fall in her lap; student Jessica Nixon, Madison, is Candace Bambay, the current girlfriend of Albert; and NFCC student T.J. Rutherford, Madison, is Mortimer, a typical English style butler. Madison residents Bob Wieland and Bucky Christmas also make special guest appearances.
NFCC’s Jessica Webb directs this fun production and Denise Bell once again works her magic behind the scenes.
Shows are Nov. 10, 11, 16 and 17 at 7 p.m. as Dessert Theater performances. Tickets are $15.00; advance reservations required. Contact Denise Bell at 850-973-9481 or email [email protected] for more information and to reserve seats.