AMPAC to showcase dinner theater event in Weirton

WEIRTON — The psychological thriller and dinner theatre experience of “No Ordinary Man” is coming to the Ashley Marie Performing Arts Center in Weirton.

The event is set for Friday and Saturday; Oct. 18 and 19 and 25 and 26. Dinner will start at 7:30 p.m., and the curtain will rise at 8 p.m.

Starring in the title role is Bobby Zinsmeister, who trained with Lenox, Mass.-based Shakespeare and Company and has worked extensively with Quantum Theatre and Pittsburgh Irish and Classical Theatre.

AMPAC Artistic Director Shawn Holmes and AMPAC veteran Kelsey Ohler play the two detectives trying to crack both the title character and the murder case.

“This is a riveting play,” Holmes said. “If you like crime stories and ‘Law & Order’-style interrogations, you don’t want to miss this.”

“Playwright Jimmy Cunningham’s exceptional dialogue and storytelling will keep audience members on the edge of their seats,” Zinsmeister said. “It’s a must-see this Halloween season.”

Dinner — which will include salad, pasta with marinara and dessert — will be served before and during the performance with breaks in between. Tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. To order tickets, visit sctordinaryman.bpt.me/.

Located at 2850 Weir Ave., the Ashley Marie Performing Arts Center is home to Striplight Community Theatre, which harnesses the creative power of the community to enlighten, educate and entertain audiences.

To learn more, visit the group’s website at sctwv.org.