Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening’s entertainment with the cunning whodunit, “Murder At Checkmate Manor.” And just in case the audience should get bored there’s a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize! The crunch comes in the denouement when the “murderer”, about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage up an injured daughter. But Mrs. Reece, doyenne of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist.

Dinner Time

Friday – 6:30PM
Saturday – 6:30PM
Sunday – 12:30PM


RRT is proud to offer chef created meal with more options to our patrons!

Green Garden Salad with Ranch or Champagne VinaigretteBeef Medallions with Demi Glacé
Orange glazed chickenBroccoli Cheddar Casserole
Mashed Potatoes and GravyCreamy Corn Bake
Fresh Rolls with Butter 

full bar service and chef created desserts will also be available during all performances

Show Drink: Caramel Apple Sangria Cocktail and Mocktail
Show Dessert: Caramel Apple Pie ala Mode


Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
Reserved Seating | 816.232.1778

Alternative Purchase Locations

in person | Ruby Theatre | 615 S. 10th Street
by phone | 816.232.1778
day of show | Ruby Theatre Box Office | 45 minutes prior to show

Cast List

Mrs. Reece | Melissa Mumper
Thelma | Melissa Gasper
Gordon | Jeremy Glenn
Audrey | Summer Kenney
Felicity | Christina Hazelwood Glenn


Director: Lexie Owen
Technical Director: Frank Polleck