'Murder of Loaded Librarian' Plays to Packed House

Who delivered the best performances Saturday night?

The cast of "Murder of the Loaded Librarian." Photos by Michael Hardman
The cast of "Murder of the Loaded Librarian." Photos by Michael Hardman
So who did Detective Lt. Cluseau (Stoughton Police Deputy Chief Robert Devine) put into handcuffs for the death of gigolo Rocky Stallion (Windsor Tire manager Chris Petrie) during Stoughton's Support Our Library Association's "Murder of the Loaded Librarian" at Ahavath Torah Congregation Saturday night?

For the second year in a row, the play was presented in front of a full house, drawing a lot of laughs throughout the entire evening. The performance features town officials and local "celebrites" performing to benefit the library.

In this year's play, a rich patron of the library and the creator of Library Paste Barbecue Sauce, Mrs. Lotta Bux, died, and her will was read in her lawyer's office. Her family and staff were hoping to inherit a trillion dollars, but she was her typically nasty self to them. Instead, the mean old woman gave her money to Stallion, who was dating her and almost everyone else in the play.

In the second half of the play, Stallion was found murdered on the floor. Fortunately, Detective Lt. Cluseau came on the scene to help solve the case.

If you were in the crowd, we want to know who you thought earned the "Stoughton Tony" for best performance. Please cast your "vote" in the comment section. The play is also going to be shown on Stoughton Cable Access.

Members of the cast were:
T.J. Recupero as attorney Mason Rumpole
Steve Kelley as the deceased's playboy son Heathcliff Bux
Juliette Miller as her daughter-in-law Madonna Bux
Donna Locurto as Nurse Hatchet
David Lambert as chef Porky Prudhomme
Fred Yaitanes as Guy Happy, gay poodle groomer. (He was also co-director of the play, with Jan Jones)
Steve Bates as Indy Kowalski, macho chauffeur.
Peggy  Sewyck as Jane Bronte, the retiring nanny
Chris Petrie as Rocky Stallion, gigolo
Bob Devine as Lt. Cluseau
Pat Basler as the host/librarian
Maggie Rizzi provided the music

The SOLA Board of Directors and Event Committee are: Dori Frankel, president; Dolores Cummings, vice president; Marylou Giordano, treasurer; Ann McDonald, secretary; Sharon Fradkin; Jean and Leo Mellyn; Melinda Rios; Mark Snyder; and Fred Yaitanes.

The financial sponsors for the event were: Mateo Cummings; Fred Yaitanes and Nadine Israel of the Fred & Nadine Team, Realtors; Rep. Bill Galvin; Rep. Lou Kafka; and Sen. Brian A. Joyce. The in-kind sponsors were Stop & Shop in Stoughton, CopyInks and The Wizard of Adz Inc.

Organizers also thanked Ahavath Torah Congregation for donating the facility and for their help in putting on the event. Also thanked were Julie Gitto, Bill Fidler, Susan Lane and the Stoughton Public Library staff.

Oh yeah, the murderer was Nurse Hatchet, whom Rocky was blackmailing. She forget to give Mrs. Bux her medicine, because she was with Rocky.

David Kelley guessed correctly and was the prize winner.
Roseanne January 20, 2014 at 04:26 PM
The whole cast was great, but Fred Yaitanes was hilarious.


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