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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Fantastical Theatricals Celebrates TEN YEARS of Putting Laughter in Manslaughter with Agatha Christie Spoof

Fantastical Theatricals Presents Murder on the Oriental Rug!

It is hard to believe that Kathy Hobbs and her murderous Fantastical Theatricals will celebrate the company's 10th year in September!

Celebration of the troupe's decade in show biz will begin September 4 and riddled with an Agatha Christie salute in the form of  "Murder on the Oriental Rug," at The Chop House, located at 2640 Richmond Road in Lexington for selected dates between September4 through October 14, and featuring Mary Brouse, Sasha Halvorsen, Scott Turner, Marc Roland and Kathy Hobbs.

Drama Mama and founder Hobbs is excited to begin a new era. Over the years they have thrilled fans of Doctor Who, The Sopranos, Golden Girls, and the list goes on and on -- each show is carefully prepared by Hobbs, who knows how to charm and slay an audience herself.  "Fantastical Theatricals is proud to perform Murder on the Oriental Rug to celebrate the beginning of our tenth season of producing quality interactive theatre for the Central Kentucky area."

Show Dates:

September 4, 5, 18 & 19 and October 3, 9 & 14

Admission: $15.00 plus menu ordering

Seating for dinner service begins at 6:30pm
Tickets available online at
For more information call 859-229-2518

Hobbs tells me the usual suspects are a motley crew of would-be murderers.  "When half the cast of Murder on the Oriental Rug bails out, the remaining performers are stuck playing all the roles. During the first act, you’ll meet a Shakespearean actor with a drinking problem, a washed-up former child star, a bimbo with a short memory, and a hapless costumer who finds herself onstage -- playing a man."

Kathy adds that during the “play within a play,” you’ll visit the exclusive clinic of Dr. Charles Ovary, renowned hot flash specialist who’s secretly treating a famous actress trying desperately to regain her youth. "You’ll get to know the doctor’s devoted but clueless wife, his passionate female protégé, the actress’s hunky husband, a flighty French maid, a shifty handyman, and an inspector investigating the dead body on the Oriental rug."

Before the evening’s over, someone else will be ruthlessly murdered, and it’s up to the audience to solve the crime. Prizes will be awarded to the best answers for murderer and motive.

Rightfully so, Hobbs is enthusiastic about the talent she brings to local stages.  "Fantastical Theatricals is a traveling interactive theater, based in Lexington Kentucky.  We are now celebrating our TENTH Anniversary!  We specialize in murder mystery theatre, but we’re certainly not limited to just that.  Extemporary performances, where there is a general plotline to follow, but the actors improvise their lines in the moment, and musical cabarets are also part of our repertoire!"

For more information:

Fantastical Theatricals
Kathy Hobbs

If you have the chance to catch one of these shows, get yourself to the Chop house ... or else!   Fantastical Theatricals is an experience like no other - go see these 'kids' do what they do best:  act like killers.  They are quite good at it.  It's scary; but it's not. 


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