A Special Thanks to Seasons for partnering with us on this farcical and fun endeavor.
Thanks also to Wicked Brew, Briar Patch, Bagel Central, Brookings Smith Funeral Home, St John's Episcopal Church, Columbia Street Baptist Church and Henry's Bridal Boutique-Bangor for their support.
Another thank you to everyone who helped put this production together.
Lastly, thanks to all of you for attending our production and supporting local community theatre.
Meet the Cast
Stacy is happy to be in another production with Bangor community theater. You may remember her from “Things My Mother Taught Me” and “The Butler Did It”; both with Bangor Community Theater. She has also performed with Some Theater Company as Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors” and Jesse in “‘night mother”. Most recently Stacy performed with True North Theater as Kate in “Sylvia”. Enjoy the show!!
Alex the Kearns was last seen playing Mellersh Wilkins for BCT's Enchanted April and performed for BCT the dual roles of Dr. Purgon and Dr. Diaforus in The Imaginary Invalid, Dr. Lyman Sanderson in Harvey, and Mr. Hyde in I Remember Mama. He portrayed the Boatswain in Ten Bucks The Tempest and ensemble in Julius Caesar, Dracula, Merry Wives of Windsor and A Comedy of Errors. Some of Kearns's favorite parts he played was Dr. von Scott in the Musical Rocky Horror Picture Show, as well as, Beauty and the Beast where he portrayed Cogsworth the tightly wound clock. A three-time graduate of EMCC he was one of the student speakers at his first graduation, and is well-known for singing throughout the hallways and general tomfoolery. He currently goes to college at Husson for Business Management.
Roland lives in Bangor and has retired after 41 years in educa-
tion. He is the treasurer of both the Bangor Community Theatre and the Gilbert & Sullivan of Maine. Recent roles include Fred Arnott in BCT’s Enchanted April, Antonio in Winter Harbor Music Festival’s Marriage of Figaro, Antonio in Ten Buck’s Much Ado About Nothing, The Major General in G & S’s Pirates of Penzance, Mr. Stephens/The Interrogator in Some Theater Company’s Carrie The Musical. Russell/Sidney in Lamoine’s Com. Arts Getting To Know You, and Mrs. White in the Grand’s Clue the Musical.
Sue has been delighted to participant in the greater Bangor community theater scene during the past 15 years and counting. She started with Improv classes and performed as a member of several improv groups in the Bangor area before branching out and trying her bit as actor in her first (but not her last!) Ten Bucks' 24-hour New Play Festival where she became enamored with acting and community theatre.
At the Festival she has worn all of the hats: actor, writer, and director. Sue has performed in the Bangor Community Theater productions I Remember Mama, A Grange Christmas and Love, Loss and What I Wore, and in the Ten Bucks Theater production of A Christmas Carol and The Secret Garden. She has participated in multiple staged-readings. As a long-time fan of TBT’s Shakespeare Under the Stars, Sue has attended every year except for their productions of Macbeth and Taming of the Shrew in which she performed. Sue enjoys hiking, kayaking, and lives to read books! Sue would like to thank her husband, AJ, for his incredible support, and Raven, my cat, who keeps the mice at bay and warms my lap while studying lines. This production of Murder at Eight, Dead by Nine is a lot of fun to perform. Sue hopes that you will enjoy yourself, eat, drink, and be very merry as you listen to their hi-jinks. - do you know who the murderer is?
is thrilled to be making his debut with Bangor Community
Theater. Jarod is a native of Sullivan, Maine. He is currently a freshman at Husson University studying for an Audio Engineering degree with a focus in music production. He has a passion
for live theater and has had the pleasure of being involved in numerous productions both on and behind stage at multiple community theaters since October of 2018. His favorite productions so far have been the ones where he has had the opportunity to play multiple characters with multiple costume changes and the ones where he has had the opportunity to play new to him character types. He wants to thank his family for all of the hours spent and miles driven over the years in support of him following his dreams of being an actor
Hello! I am Kate Griffin. I am a senior in high school looking forward to college next year. When I am not at rehearsal, you can usually find me in the pool. I am a swim instructor, a competitive swimmer, and the captain of my high school swim team. I am so excited to be part of Dinner at 8, Dead by 9, my first performance.
Ashleigh is very excited to perform with Bangor Community Theatre for the first time. Ashleigh most recently performed with Monmouth theatre in another whodunit show. She performed as Molly in their production of Mouse Trap. Ashleigh studied theatre performance at London Dramatic Academy, and at Wheaton College MA. When not onstage, Ashleigh spends her time camping, painting, and making music. Ashleigh would like to thank her family, friends, and most importantly, her cats for always believing in her. She is looking forward to working with Bangor Community Theatre again in the future.
William Foster is excited to be working alongside this talented cast for Bangor Community Theatre’s production of “Dinner at Eight Dead by Nine”. William has performed in many roles with various theatre groups through out Maine. William also performs around Maine with his Improv troupe Queen City Improv. You can look for William in the third season of “Wild Crime” coming soon to Hulu.
Nancy E. Dymond is a Bangor native. She is an alumni of Bangor High School and the University of Maine. She recently retired from a career in education. Nancy has been an active member in community theater for thirty years. She loves to sing and has been onstage in a number of musicals and music revues. Nancy is a BCT board member and she's had a blast being a cast member in Dinner at 8, Dead by 9. Enjoy the your meal and the show!
Mary is the vice president of Bangor Community Theatre. Mary has been a part of the Bangor Community Theatre for several years. With BCT, she played Rose Arnott in Enchanted April, Aunt Jane in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Aunt Sigrid in I Remember Mama, Mrs. Chumley in Harvey and Charity Haze in The Butler Did It. She also played Dr Abbott/ Mrs Lloyd in Ten Buck Theatre's Farty Towels and participated in their 24 hour new play festival for 5 seasons.
Jo is happily retired, and delighted to have time to try new things. After doing improv for many years, she decided to learn more about scripted acting, and landed her second roll with Bangor Community Theatre! She is having so much fun learning about scripted comedy. She would like to thank her husband and friends for all their encouragement, especially when she thought it all might be just too much!
Tracy is thrilled to be directing again for BCT after last directing Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm last fall. Tracy was last seen on the BCT stage in I Remember Mama (Mama). Tracy is also a member of Ten Bucks Theatre Company and has been in productions such as Rabbit Hole (Becca), The Tempest (Iris, stage manager), Juluis Caesar (Marullus/Clitus), Dracula (ensemble) and A Christmas Carol (Ghost of Christmas Present/Charwoman). At The Grand in Ellsworth, she has been in Closer to Home (Carol), The Farnsworth Invention (Leslie Gorell), The Producers (Shirley Markowitz/Kiss Me-Feel Me/ensemble), Our Town (Mrs. Gibbs), Annie (Mrs. Greer/ensemble), You Can't Take it With You (Penny) and directed their production of Steel Magnolias. Tracy would like to thank the BCT board for this amazing opportunity, Doreen, cast and crew for their unfailing support, encouragement and friendship, her sons, Daniel and Alexander for always being willing to help and her husband for putting up with her late nights. Enjoy the show!
Doreen was in her first play at age 15, and has been hooked
ever since. BCT audiences will recognize her from her appearances as Veta Louise Simmons in Harvey, Aunt Jenny in I Remember Mama, and Beline in Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid. Besides acting for BCT, she has appeared at Winterport Open Stage in The Ladies' Foursome, and has been in numerous productions at Columbia St. Baptist Church, including Old Testament Rewind and New Testament Rewind. Doreen was also in two feature films that came out February, 2013:
Bluebird and Under the Harvest Sky, both of which were
filmed right here in Maine. Doreen is thrilled to produce this fun and farcical mystery.
Melissa started out writing and performing plays at the callow age of 12. She went on to perform in many of the Maine Youth Summer Theater Institute's Shakespearean productions. In college she participated in the Opera Workshop productions of Dido and Aeneas and The Marriage of Figaro. She came back to the stage after a long hiatus as Caithness in Ten Bucks Theatre's Macbeth followed by Nurse Kelly in BCT's Harvey, Eileen in Moon Over Buffalo and Caroline in Enchanted April. She has also taught after-school theater programming for grades 3 and 4 for the past 6 years in her local school district. When not onstage she enjoys making costumes. She is very excited to work on costumes for this production.