A Christmas Cactus
by Eliot Byerrum
Performance dates: Dec 3, 4, 5, 6(matinee), 10, 11, 12, 13(matinee).
Performances begin at 8PM [Sunday matinee at 2PM]
Christmas Eve is tough for private investigator Cactus O'Riley, a white hot redhead with the holiday blues. She is trying to lure her secretary Fred away from his protective mother, dodging the affections of Deputy D.A. Windsor, and considering closing her business. She doesn't need the added aggravation of two fugitives who burst into her office looking for justice and a dead detective named Jake Marley. Cactus also doesn't need Fred's mother, who arrives to take Fred home but decides to stay because she thinks this is the Christmas murder mystery party she has always dreamed of attending. Christmas turns into a dickens of a holiday for Cactus as she solves mysteries, delivers small miracles and takes a second chance on love and sleuthing. Comedy, mystery and romance converge in this charming contemporary Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph.
Fred Booker -- Truman Griffin (Newnan, Coweta County)
Cactus O'Riley -- Diane Mitchell (Tyrone, Fayette County)
Stuart Windsor -- Ray Duhon (Fayetteville, Fayette County)
Neville Smedley -- Marshall Hitch (Forest Park, Clayton County)
Ramon Ramirez -- Travis Shipley (Sharpsburg, Coweta County)
Adelaide Booker -- Eileen Baldwin (Peachtree City, Fayette County)
Director - David Califf (Fairburn, Fulton County)