Misfits Theater Group staging Halloween comedy to benefit nonprofit

A pre-Halloween comedy — complete with creepy characters, dancing bones and a spooky castle — will play out on a Dayton stage to raise money for the Central Lyon County Burn Fund.

“The Instein Inn -or- Frank’s Mad Pad” by the Misfits Theater Group will play at 7 p.m. Oct. 13, 14, 20 and 21 at Odeon Hall, 65 Pike St.

Tickets for $10 each will go to the Central Lyon County Burn Fund, a nonprofit that provides resources to local victims of fire and tragedy.

The comedy takes place on a dark and stormy evening. A young couple, played by Mike Cline and Erin Copp, are lost in the woods and find refuge in an 800-year-old castle run by Frank Instein (Pete Wyatt) and his mother (Gail Gundersen).

The couple explores the castle only to find dancing bones in the dungeon. Although scared into silliness, the couple have little choice but to stay at the castle and join an annual masquerade dinner.

Also in the play, Frank finds the love of his life, played by Sheila Steele (could this be the bride of Frank Instein?).

The cook, played by Andra Woolman, serves up finger sandwiches filled with real fingers and will aim to keep the audience giggling at her crazy jokes.

Other characters include a murder victim played by James Fakkema; the physician (Cindy Pardini) and the butler (Mark Meszaros).

Doors for each performance open at 6:30 p.m.

For tickets, call Cat at 775-443-5055.


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