The Unexpected Guest - April 17 - April 25, 2015

Marshalltown Community Theatre

 Director's Notes 


I first became acquainted with this play many years ago while stationed in Europe.

A group of us performed it and it was a great hit!  One night the cast sat down and no one could come up with a definitive conclusion as to who the murderer was. There were many good arguments for each possibility . . . but no conclusion.


This is my directorial debut with Marshalltown Community Theatre after many years performing on stage and assisting behind the scenes. I have had a great time seeing this cast bring these characters to life (and we STILL can not decide who shot Richard Warwick!).


This has been a great crew to work with. Some are new to theatre, or new to our theatre, and some are seasoned veterans . . . a great bunch.


I hope you will follow along and try to solve this murder. Enjoy!


 Bill Roberts, Director





Marshalltown Community Theatre would like to thank the following

for their assistance with this production:



Mike Stegmann and the Marshall County Conservation Commission

Marshalltown Public Library, Ron Rainey, Bonnie Thurston,

Becky Mounsdon, Peggy Schoer, Lowe's Flowers,

Hellberg's Jewelry, Fisher Community Center Staff





And Finally . . .


The MCT Board of Directors would like to say a special thanks to Pete Grady.

Pete's one-man production of "Unconditional Surrender, A Visit with Ulysses S. Grant"

has been performed statewide (and beyond!) to civic organizations,

students, veterans groups and the public.

His love of history and the theater are evident in that

Pete donates all the proceeds from his performances to

Marshalltown Community Theatre.

His donations have enabled us to spread the word about our theatre, purchase needed technical equipment and provide a means to assist in the funding of some of our productions. We sincerely appreciate Pete's dedication to MCT!



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