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While the Lights Were Out

by Jack Sharkey

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Backstage Tours


Get a sneak peek behind the scenes after the Sunday shows on 1/21 and 2/4 by booking a backstage tour led by members of the cast and crew. 

NOTE: Tour tickets do not get you admission to the show. Please purchase show tickets in addition to your backstage tour. 

January 19, 20*, 25, 26, 27 Feb. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30 pm

January 21, 28**, Feb. 4, 11, 18 @ 2 pm

*denotes PAY-WHAT-YOU-WISH performance

**denotes talk-back performance 

† denotes captioned performance

Directed by: Libby Bakke

While the Lights Were Out is a delightful evening of farcical mayhem and murder mystery. As tensions rise at Lord Clive and Lady Monica Wickenham’s dinner party, so does the growing storm outside until suddenly- the lights go out! Screams! An agonized voice! A pistol shot! The lights come up! The detective examines the body and the question on everyone's mind follows: What exactly happened while the lights were out, and who is next? This hilarious yet suspenseful tale is sure to keep you guessing as the plot furiously twists and turns at the Wickenham estate.


Ian Sorensen as Benjamin Braddock

Claire Hachenberger as Alma Threedle

Holly Lorge as Lady Monica Wickenham

Darcy Lenardson as Jasmine Perdoo

Christopher Ross as Algernon Wickenham

Jim Winkler as Lord Clive Wickenham

Bryce Keil as Pierre Pourri

Michael Davanzo as Roderick Remley

Tara Rispin as Bibi Cavendish

Ryan Costello as Tom Groggins

Elise Van Dyne as Chloe Custardine

Robin Soli as Fredonia Custardine

Ilyana Nightingale as U.B.

Judy Davis Rounds as Nancy Stafford

Karly Tilman as Mimosa

Katie Hughes as Understudy (scheduled performances 1/26, 2/1, & 2/9)

Jared Lively as Understudy


Asst. Direction: Jared Lively & Jess Poeppelman

Stage Managers: Benjamin Browder & Riley Kveton

Scenic & Prop Design: Chad Sweet

Lighting Designer: Jesse Brown

Sound Designer: Libby Bakke

Accent & Dialect Coach: Rosie Brownlow-Calkin

Intimacy Director: Thomas Rao

Costumer: Gene Brown

Dramaturg: Luis Galvez


Why "While the Lights Were Out?"- a statement from the Artistic Leadership Committee

"This is a show that we’ve been holding on to for several seasons. A larger cast mystery with a lot of fun technical challenges, we chose this show because our audiences tell us time and time again that they love comedic murder mysteries and While The Lights Were Out is sure to provide just the right amount of fun and joy. "

“While the Lights Were Out” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

OFF BOOK Interview
with director Libby Bakke

Morning Break with Katey Roshetko Interview
w/ Libby Bakke, Claire Hachenberger, and Ian Sorensen

Alice 96.5 Morning Show w/ Bill, JLynn and Loverboy Lyric Interview
w/ Michael Davanzo and Christopher Ross

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