Sunday, January 17, 2010

Soap Are Making A Comeback...

Just days after posting about how the fandom for soap operas has changed, a press release landed in my Facebook inbox (I told you things were changing!!) for another LA-based soap event. Ironically being held on the same day as IBG's "Men of Daytime" benefit for the PKD Foundation, this live stage play "SoapFan Mystery Theatre" is also just blocks away from IBG's venue in Beverly Hills at the prestigious Writer's Guild Theatre.

The first play in the series will be Agatha Christie's The Unexpected Guest and will star Stefanie Powers (of Hart to Hart!) as well as three "men of daytime" from All My Children: Jacob Young, Ricky Paull Goldin, and Vincent Irizarry.

Agatha Christie is the most widely published author of all-time, and in this particular play, Michael Starkwedder (Irizarry) – the unexpected guest – accidentally drives his car into a ditch on a foggy night and wanders into a nearby house to use the phone. There he discovers Laura Warwick (Powers) standing over her dead husband’s body holding a smoking gun…Together they hatch an alibi, but did she do it? With a houseful of suspects to choose from, Agatha Christie keeps the audience guessing “whodunit” right up until the shocking climax.

Reserved seating is $49.50. A limited number of $150 VIP tickets will also be sold, and those include premium seating, a post show meet and greet, and a photo opportunity with the stars. Tickets may be purchased online at www.tix.com or by phone at 1.800.595.4849. For more information go to www.soapfanmysterytheatre.com

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