Wednesday, March 01, 2017 - Updated: 2:12 AM
Southern Kentucky Independent Theatre (SKIT) and The Way are joining together to offer an evening of food, entertainment and fundraising for The Way's ongoing building fund.
SKIT will present a mystery dinner theater at 6 p.m. March 31 and April 1 at The Way's new building at 197 Lafayette St. in Cadiz.
The Way will celebrate the opening of its new facility from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 12 with a grand opening event for sponsors. A second open house will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 16 for students, parents and the general public.
These celebrations will be the culmination of a 21/2-year fundraising and building process to provide a permanent home for the interdenominational, Christian-based teen center that was established in 2009.
Local churches, businesses, civic organizations and individuals have contributed to the ongoing operations of The Way.
The mystery dinner theater will allow audience members to experience an evening of appetizers as they tour the new facility, a sit-down meal with live dinner music and an audience participation murder mystery presented by SKIT. Local actors and actresses will include: Lisa Futrell, Jon Prudhomme, Becky Freeman, Paul Fourshee, Erika Steip, David Hazelmyer, Leisa Hart, Judy Terrell and Ken Traub.
"There is a lot of crossover with SKIT members and The Way," said Director Portia Aldridge. "So we decided to join forces to have some fun, to share some fun and to help provide some funding for a ministry that touches all of us and our whole community."
All proceeds from this event will go to The Way's Building Fund. Members of The Way board of directors, SKIT and JMAM will be waiters and waitresses for the evening. Martha Davis is coordinating with volunteers and Hancock's Neighborhood Market in providing the meal.
Tickets for each performance are $25 and are limited to 120 tickets for each night. They may be purchased at Janice Mason Art Museum by Tuesday, March 28. JMAM hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1-4 p.m. Sundays. For more information, contact Portia Aldridge at 270-522-6009 or Janice Mason Art Museum at 270-522-9056.