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"A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody" in Barrett

Prairie Wind Players Community Theatre will be presenting the comedy "A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody" by Ron Bernas Aug. 22 through Aug. 25 at Roosevelt Hall in Barrett.

The curtain opens on New Year's Eve in the Perry mansion. Julia and Matthew seem to have it all, but Matthew wants something more — to be rid of his wife Julia so he can have some real fun. He resolves to murder her and tells her so. She vows to stay alive and tells him so. But while Julia dodges Matthew's murder attempts, the Perry friends and staff are dying off mysteriously. Detective Potnik suspects Julia, when Matthew confesses to murder even though he didn't kill anyone. Who is behind these murderous deeds?

The cast consists of: Bruce Wegner of Alexandria as Matthew Perry; Twig Webster of Fergus Falls as Buttraam; Ellie Musselman of Morris as Julia Perry; Allison Veldhouse of Herman as Bunny Perry; Bradley Westrom of Elbow Lake as Donald; and Curtis Deterding of Fergus Falls as Detective Potnik.

The production is directed by Kathy Ray of Barrett. Tim Ray is the assistant director, and Christy Johnson of Herman is the producer. Jim Johnson of Herman designed and constructed the set, and Arlyn Swenson of Hoffman is running light and sound.

Sponsors for the Prairie Wind Players' production of "A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody" is the First National Bank of Herman, Farmers State Bank of Hoffman, Kensington Bank and Star Bank of Barrett and Elbow Lake. The Prairie Wind Players are also supported by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative Appropriation.

Performances are Thursday, Aug. 22 through Saturday, Aug. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 25 at 2 p.m. Dinner theatre is available Friday and Saturday nights, and we now offer gluten free meals upon request. Reservations are required for dinner theatre, and seating begins at 6 p.m. both nights. Please call Tammy Dally at 218-731-0212 for reservations. For more information about this and other productions, please visit