Friday, June 8, 2012

MURDER in the BARRACKS Encore Performance


Back by popular demand!

Friday, June 22, 2012
Doors open 5:30 p.m. - Show begins at 6 p.m.
Artillery Barracks
600 E. Hatheway Road, Vancouver, WA



A foiled raid on the Fort Vancouver armory during the Civil War threatens to expose the nefarious plots, schemes and affairs of officers, soldiers, wives and townsfolk alike in this comical dinner theater production inspired by historical events at the Fort Vancouver historic site.

The surprise murder of a well-informed prisoner captured during the raid forces an investigation into the secret plans and subterranean plots--and sends accusations (among other things) flying. Written by Vancouver playwright Gary Corbin, this interactive murder mystery promises a suspenseful evening of entertainment.
TICKETS: $36.00 per person includes buffet dinner by Applewood NW. Tickets available Now!
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INFO: Alishia Topper, (360) 992-1801
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Dinner is a buffet and includes: 
  • Baked chicken breast medallions with a lemon caper and dill sauce 
  • Roasted sliced pork loin with cinnamon apple chutney 
  • Baby green salad with an orange sesame vinaigrette 
  • New potatoes tossed with butter, garlic and thyme 
  • Tortellini pasta salad with spinach, sweet peppers and marjoram 
  • Wild rice pilaf with Herbs de Provence 
  • Chilled green beans with a dijon tarragon sauce 
  • Honey glazed carrots with chives 
  • Fresh breads (Grand Central Bakery, Portland) and butter 
  • Coffee service, tea, Applewood ginger blackberry punch and water
  • Carrot cake and 3 layer chocolate raspberry torte 


Director, Dorinda Toner began her acting and singing career as a child and has more than 25 years of stage experience. Dorinda has appeared on stages across North America and is a Canadian recording artist. She studied performance arts at university with a focus on directing. Locally, she has directed for the Magenta, New Blue Parrot and Slocum House theaters. Some of her recent roles include Carolyn in “Murder in Green Meadows,” Mrs. Meers in “Thoroughly Modern Millie” and Janis Joplin in “The Best of Rock and Roll.”

Damon Apelt ("Provost Julius Justice") is native to the city of Vancouver, and is pleased to be back on familiar ground and working with such a talented cast and crew. He last performed as Horatio in Portland State University's “Hamlet: 1603 Quarto” and recently finished wrapping as the lead in the short film “City of Roses,” filmed around Portland. He is an avid supporter of the arts and auditions whenever he can.

Peter Edgley has buried bodies in the Panama, lived in New Orleans, Won wars for his oppressed people, died at the Alamo, and lived a dreamer's life. However, none of these took place at The Vancouver Barracks. This is the first performance at the Barracks he has been a part of and the experience has been a good one. Acting is one of Peter's favorite things in the world, i hope you enjoy the experience as much as he does. Oh, one more thing, Alabaster. That is all.

Lynn Greene ("Virginia Ainsworth") has lived in the Pacific Northwest for 11 years and is excited to work with such a gifted cast. She loves reading, theater, classic movies, and singing. She lives in Vancouver with her husband Matt and three mischievous chinchillas.

Jay Hill ("Colonel Booth"), who was born and raised in Clemson, South Carolina, has performed on stages all across the U.S., from Tampa to Chicago to Vancouver and many places in between. Most recently, Jay performed in both "The Dining Room" and "Mrs. Rank's Boarding House" at Slocum House. He also performed in "The Producers" at Clark College.

Katt Janson ("Private Ashley Bates"): This is her first acting performance in the Vancouver area. Before moving to Portland over the summer, she worked with several theater companies in Chicago and studied playwriting in the Czech Republic. Her first playwright production--a ten-minute play titled "Mayflies in June"--premiered this September in the Rosemary Cafe with Magenta Theater.

Bonnie Littleton ("Cookie")is delighted to be working with her favorite director and such a wonderful cast. She has performed in musical theater/theater in California for most of her life. Since relocating to the (great) Northwest, she has performed with Lakewood Theater Company, Magenta Theater Company and New Century Players. She would like to thank her husband Bob for his love and support during this time of no dinners.

Sam Munger ("Corporal Macadam") is a local actor fresh off of a run with Slocum House's production of "The Shape of Things" in which he played Phillip. Sam is happily connecting with the director, Dorinda Toner for the fourth time.

Rebecca Ovall ("Nurse Anne McLoughlin") is a local actress and college student. She is currently majoring in history at Multnomah University and is delighted to be a part of this period production at the Fort Vancouver Historical Site. She has recently appeared in local productions of “Pride and Prejudice,” “The Dining Room” and “The Secret Garden.”

Maria Randall ("Mrs. Booth") is delighted to be working once again with one of her favorite directors, Dorinda Toner, and has enjoyed reconnecting with, or getting to know, all of her wonderful and talented cast mates. No stranger to local theater, a few of her favorite roles have been as Vivian Bearing in “Wit,” as Beatrice in “Much Ado about Nothing,” as Elvira in “Blithe Spirit,” and as Muzzy in “Thoroughly Modern Millie.” She spends most of her time managing her fabulous kids’ busy schedules, thanks her family for their love and support, and especially adores her husband for tolerating all the chaos.

Eli Swihart ("Sergeant Young") has been active in local theater for the past four years. He feels lucky to be working with such a talented cast. He is an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoys spending his time riding.

Eric Toner ("Captain Mackey") has been immersed in theater and music since high school. Locally he has taken numerous technical roles and minor parts. This past year he was the director of music for Magenta Theater's “She Loves Me,” director for a Rock and Roll revue, and the guitarist for Broadway Rose's “Hairspray.” Eric is pleased to be playing Captain Mackey on this beautiful historic site.

Jon Quessenberry plays "Sergeant O'Hare."

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