An audience participation play "A Wing and a Prayer," will be presented by the Bluffton High School Drama Club 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Nov. 6-7 on the Middle School cafetorium stage.
Rev. Longacre is gathering a small group of church members together at a potluck supper to broach the subject of starting a building fund. Duty-bound, Hazel arrives first to set up everything and tell the teverend she has yet to find out who's been sending him anonymous love letters.
Jenny, a local politician, and Cornelia, a local poet, arrive next, followed by Annie, the church secretary who is hiding something under her coat-and it's not a covered dish.
Mabel, the head of the building drive, brings her favorite vegetarian lasagna, and is followed by the most liberal member of the congregation, Della, who has brought her renowned Dark Indulgence Devil's Food Cake.
The final member to arrive is the richest woman in town, Lillian Kingsley. Her dish is very unusual.
Before Rev. Longacre is able to give his 200-plus reasons for the fund drive, Lillian startles the members by saying she is giving the church $1.5 million in jewelry, so there won't need to be a fund drive. All are stunned. But when Lillian's purse is retrieved from the cloakroom, it is empty of jewels. A thief has struck!
An investigation begins that leads the church members, and the audience, in revealing the culprit.
General admission seating is $3 for adults and $1 for students.
The show is directed by Kevin Gratz, assisted by Jessica Liska and stars, Ashton Cluts, Liz Diller, Zach Harlow, Brenna Nichols, Danielle Rhonemus, Jene Sommers, Halle Steingass and Jane Sycks.