“A Sting in the Tale” Cast Announcement

From L to R:  Richard Coon, Anita O’Hagan, John Pickering, Val Braun, Steve Lewis

 TAPA is excited to announce, with the support of Yo Time Frozen Yogurt and Krazy Kat Publishing,  the cast of the upcoming production “A Sting in the Tale”, written by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner, directed by Chris Chiola, and produced by Diane Cross.

“A Sting in the Tale” follows two playwrights, Nigel Forbes and Max Goodman, who were once successful crime writers that are now struggling to write their next hit show. While trying to come up with new plot ideas, Forbes’ wife Ann barges into the room, complaining bitterly about
their lack of inspiration and their drain on the bank account. Feeding off the animosity of Ann’s nagging, Forbes and Goodman start writing the perfect murder…of Ann! But when the writing of the new play and reality get confused, their secretary Jill gets accidently murdered. Star struck Detective Berry arrives and gets mixed up in the mess. Who is the body in the trunk? Who gets buried under the guest house? You’ll have to come see to find out!

New to the stage is Steve Lewis, who is cast as playwright Nigel Forbes. His onstage writing partner Max Goodman is played by John Pickering who is new to TAPA, but brings much theater experience. Anita O’Hagan plays Nigel’s wife, Ann Forbes. Anita was most recently in last summer’s TAPA hit “Vanya, Sonia, Masha & Spike!”. Playing Jill, the secretary, is TAPA’s Val Braun, while Richard Coon, another TAPA veteran plays Detective Berry.

This witty and comedic thriller opens February 17th with a Gala Celebration and runs through March 5th. Friday and Saturday evening shows begin at 7:00 pm, with matinees on Sunday February 30th and March 5th starting at 2:00 pm.

Tickets for this production are on sale now! As always, reserved seating is available through Diamond Art Jewelers located at 307 Main Street in Tillamook, or call (503) 842-7940 for reservations. Tickets are $15/person, children 12 and under are $10. For more information, email info@tillamooktheater.com or find us on Facebook.

Celebrating over 35 years in Tillamook, TAPA is a non-profit community theater dedicated to providing high quality performing arts experiences through entertainment, education, and community participation. TAPA’s Barn Community Playhouse is located at 1204 Ivy St, on the corner of 12th and Ivy, adjacent to Les Schwab Tires.