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Solve a Crime over Dinner

Mark your calendar to attend “Life With Father,” a dinner theatre whodunit by local playwright Mark Ogle, on Friday, September 30.

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

David Brace reprises his role as Police Officer Harold in the dinner theatre whodunit “Life With Father.”

David Brace reprises his role as Police Officer Harold in the dinner theatre whodunit “Life With Father.”

Able to solve any mystery, without a single clue! Or solve any mystery clueless! The doer of good! The purveyor of public safety! The champion of law enforcement! The one and only, Police Officer Harold is back! Audience favorite David Brace will be reprising his role of Police Officer Harold in the upcoming dinner theatre whodunit, “Life With Father” by local playwright Mark Ogle.  
    The one night only performance will take place on Friday, September 30, at the First United Methodist Church of Claremore. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include the show and dinner. To make your reservations, please call (918) 341-4580. The First United Methodist Church of Claremore is located at 1615 N. Highway 88 in Claremore. All proceeds will go to the American Red Cross to assist those who experience a disaster, like a home fire or flood.
    “Life With Father” takes place in the Wayne family living room. It’s the early 1950s, after the war. From the outside, the Waynes appear to be your normal everyday family, but are they? Looks can be deceiving. What secrets hide behind their front door?  
    “I’m very happy that David Brace is going to be back as Police Officer Harold,” said Mark Ogle. “If anyone has made a character his own, it’s David with Police Officer Harold. When he puts on his uniform, he is Police Officer Harold.”
    Also returning is Dan Huey as the director of the production. This is the sixth Ogle play he has directed. He has also acted and built staging sets for Ogle’s plays for over five years.  
    “I think Dan and I make a good team. We work well together. I enjoy watching as he and the cast bring the play’s characters to life,” said Ogle.
    Each person attending will have an opportunity to use their detective skills and walk away with the highly prized “Super Sleuth Award.” A prize wanted by many, but that can only be won and taken home by one.  
    Come test your detective skills, enjoy a delicious dinner and help a great cause!
    The First United Methodist Church of Claremore is a long-time supporter of the American Red Cross and serves as a designated shelter in case of a disaster.
    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation's blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The Rogers/Mayes/Wagoner County Service Center is located at 400 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore. The office phone number is (918) 343-1803. The 24-hour emergency phone number is (918) 831-1109. For more information, please call the service center or visit The American Red Cross is a Rogers County United Way supported agency.

For more information, contact

First United Methodist Church

1615 N. Hwy. 88
Claremore, OK 74017
(918) 341-4580


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About Author Sheryl Sowell

Sheryl Sowell was born and raised in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Will Rogers High School and received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Northeastern State University in 2007. She has worked for Value News as editor, writer and advertising copywriter since 2008. She enjoys meeting and interviewing people for Value News articles, learning about their backgrounds, and helping to promote their businesses and local events. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new recipes and crafts from Pinterest, attending concerts and sporting events, and spending time with family and friends. Sheryl lives in Tulsa with her fiancé Paul, their daughter Scarlett, and their two dogs, Gunner and Boo.

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