Deception and Betrayal Rule the Stage; ‘Fit to Kill’ Closes Sunday, Aug. 5 with Three Sell-Outs Already

Published Friday, August 3, 2012 at 10:53 am

Aug. 3, 2012. “Fit to Kill” Runs Through This Sunday, and the audience is loving this one. Maybe it’s because the show is not your typical theatre fare, especially for a resort-type area. It’s not some heart-warming or farce type comedy (though there is humor in it). It’s gritty and suspenseful with lots of twists and plenty of, “oh, my gosh! did that just happen?” moments.

About the Play

Adrian, a charming but self-indulgent chess master, lives a life of luxury thanks to his marriage to Janice, a sexy and vibrant older woman who has made her fortune as the CEO of an exercise empire. They appear to be the perfect couple but appearances may not be all they seem. Janice suspects Adrian of focusing on more than just chess when she’s away so she hires Amy, a sensual, young former employee to put his fidelity to the test. However, when Amy decides to pursue her own agenda a whirlwind of deadly schemes ensues, leading to a series of twists and surprises that will keep you guessing until the final seconds.

Meet the Cast of “Fit to Kill”

Josh Yoder (Adrian) is a professional actor, writer and teacher from Hickory. Regional credits include Tartuffe, Beautiful Star, The Night of the Iguana, and Bloody Blackbeard (Triad Stage); Mere Mortals, Redbeard’s Revenge (Theatre 232); and Ruth (Blue Shift Theatre Ensemble).

Robyne Parrish (Janice) lives in Fayetteville and has worked Off- Broadway at The Mint, York Theatre, the NY Music Festival, was in the New York Premiere of SHAKEN AND STIRRED at Theatre 54 and Musicals Tonight! Other NYC credits include: WICKED, Sonnet Rep, N.Y. Fringe Festival and Cap 21. Some of her Film/TV credits include 30 Rock, Pan Am (pilot), The Good Wife and The Onion News Network.

Ariel Nicastro (Amy) is a Boone native and has been seen in shows at ASU such as Stop Kiss and How I Learned to Drive. She has been a part of the Bound for Broadway Singer’s Showcase at the Duplex theatre in NYC and was also a student of The Barrow Group. This is Ariel’s second production for Ensemble Stage and is thrilled to be back. She would like to say thank you to the cast, crew and brilliant director for a great experience, and sends a blown kiss to her family and friends.

Performances of “Fit to Kill” are Aug. 3-4 at 7:30 p.m. and Aug. 5 at 2 p.m.

Shows are at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium, located at 160 Sunset Drive in Blowing Rock.

Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors and $10 for kids 15 & under. The show is not recommended for kids under 12.

For tickets and more info go to www.ensemblestage.com or call 828-414-1844.

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