Utica — The newly formed St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church Players staged an interactive murder mystery dinner theater on April 18 at the parish center for parishioners and friends. The performance was sold out two weeks in advance and raised over $4,300 that is now earmarked toward church building repairs. Cast members interacted with the audience, and audience participation included answering questions about the suspects and submitting “whodunit” sheets, with a prize going to the top sleuth. Cast members included parishioners John Sullivan, Bob Oderkirk, Diane Labaro, Jennifer Barnard, Donna Oderkirk, Dustin Pardy and Hayes Barnard.
The Players are directed by Julie Miller. Any parish interested in having this group perform for a dinner theater fundraiser should contact producer Deborah Sullivan at St. Joseph-St. Patrick Church at (315) 735-4429 x4.