Here are some fun events outside of Dover that you might want to consider diving into this weekend.
Murder mystery 'Laura' in Georgetown
WHAT "Laura," presented by Possum Point Players
WHEN 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday; final show date is Sunday, Feb. 9
WHERE Possum Hall, 441 Old Laurel Road, Georgetown
COST $18 for adults; $17 for seniors and students
INFO Visit possumpointplayers.org or call (302) 856-3460
The Possum Point Players' new murder mystery "Laura" aims to throw patrons for a loop with the show's three-dimensional characters.
The audience's task of figuring out who murdered an ambitious secretary in the 1940s will begin at Possum Hall in Georgetown when the thriller "Laura" opens Friday, with additional show dates this entire weekend.
Detective Mark McPherson has just found the love of his life. But she's not alive. The successful and beautiful secretary Laura Hunt has been found dead New York City apartment. She was murdered.
It's believed that Laura's inability to balance her professional and private life is what led to her demise. Even in death, however, Laura has caught the attention of McPherson, who's smitten by a portrait of her that's hanging in her Victorian-era styled apartment.
McPherson, however, still has to keep his head on straight if he wants to figure out who killed Laura. This won't be a simple task, though, since all of her friends and family members could be murder suspects ─ from Hunt's loyal housekeeper, Bessie Clary, to her best friend, Waldo Lydecker.
"13 The Musical" hits stage in Wilmington
WHAT "13 The Musical," presented by Wilmington Drama League
WHEN 8 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday
WHERE Wilmington Drama League, 10 W. Lea Blvd., Wilmington
INFO Visit wilmingtondramaleague.org or call (302) 764-1172
Thirteen-year-old Eva Goldman seems to be haunted by his unlucky age.
His life was going great until his parents divorced, forcing him to move from the Big Apple to Indiana. That kind of transition would be a hard pill to swallow for many adults who love the city life, let alone a kid.
But such is the life of Eva in Wilmington Drama League's production of "13 The Musical," which runs this entire weekend in Wilmington.
The young teen Eva will entertain audiences as he sings through the perils of his dealings in middle school through high-energy tunes.
Female "Odd Couple" brings laughs to Rehoboth
WHAT "The Odd Couple," presented by Clear Space Theatre Company
WHEN 6 p.m., Friday; 7 p.m., Saturday; 3 p.m., Sunday; show dates will run through Sunday, Feb. 16
WHERE Clear Space Theatre Company, 20 Baltimore Ave., Rehoboth Beach
COST $30 for general admission; $25 for seniors (60 and older); $15 for students/children (including college students)
INFO Visit clearspacetheatre.org or call (302) 227-2270
Fans of Neil Simon's comedy "The Odd Couple" can watch two different versions of the comedic play this weekend.
While many of you might be aware that the Kent County Theatre Guild is presenting the show at its Patchwork Playhouse in Dover this entire weekend, the Clear Space Theatre Company is doing the same in Rehoboth Beach.
But Clear Space is showing the female version of "The Odd Couple."
The original male version of the play gave us two poker friends-turned-roommates in the 1960s who eventually realize it's a nightmare living under same roof, since one of them is a neat-freak (Felix Unger) and the other a slob (Oscar Madison).
Unlike the original male version, the female "Odd Couple" was set in the 1980s. But Clear Space's version of the play has brought the show into the now. Director David Button has written modern technology into the script such as social media, iPads and cell phones.
Not to mention, the female version (featuring Florence Unger and Olive Madison) sees the cast of women playing nightly games of "Trivial Pursuit" instead of the traditional poker.
The plot in the female "Odd Couple" is still the same as the male show, and it includes everything you loved about the original, yet with more twists.