Ryan O’Bryan to Stretch His Acting Legs for Easter Seals Benefit
Acting is always something I wanted to give a go, and while it's not the lead in a Broadway play, or a starring in one of those fancy movin' picture shows, it will no doubt be a great time and will help raise money for Easter Seals.
The annual "Mystery Dinner" is put together by the Epsilon Sigma Alpha Sorority as a fundraiser for the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center on Bellemeade in Evansville and features a cast that includes sorority members as well as one local "celebrity", which this year happens to be yours truly.
This year's play is called Curse of the Tiki, and all I know from those in charge is that it tells the story of detective Charlie Wang, who, while on vacation in Hawaii, finds himself involved in a case of a stolen tiki idol, forgery, and...murder at a local museum.
I have been told that I will play the role of Artie Facts, curator of the museum where the story revolves. That's all I've been told, and apparently will be told until I show up to be a part of the performance that night. See, here's the thing, no one in the cast gets a copy of the script until just before showtime. There's no rehearsals, no run-through, nothing. Just show up, and when it's your time to shine, shine like the sun.
It's an interesting way to present a performance, but a way that I think makes it fun and keeps it loose. Again, we're not trying to win a Tony Award, the goal is to raise a ton of money for Easter Seals.
The performance is open to the public and will take place on Saturday, March 28th beginning at 6:30pm at VFW Post #1114 on Wabash Avenue on the west side of Evansville. The evening will include dinner, as well as a live and silent auction. Tickets to come see me "break a leg" (hopefully figuratively) are $25 per person and can be purchased by calling Linda with Epsilon Sigma Alpha at 812-477-7627.