Revenge, served ice cold: Community theater debuts ‘Smell of the Kill’
By Cassie Lennox
Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands – and chill. That’s the recipe for Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (cwACT)’s February show, “Smell of the Kill.”
Showtimes for this dark comedy are 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 2-3, 9-10, and at 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 4 and 11, at Sentry Theater, Stevens Point.
The show revolves around Nicky, Debra and Molly, who have tolerated one another during once-a-month dinners for years. While their unseen spouses play golf in the dining room, the women exchange confidences for the first time and reveal that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster, and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives.
Nicky’s husband has been indicted for embezzlement, Molly’s husband is stalking her and Debra’s husband is leaving her for another woman.
When the men mistakenly lock themselves in a basement meat locker, the women are faced with a life-or-death decision – should they leave the men out in the cold, permanently, or let them thaw?
“The show is nitty-gritty, and proves the grass is not greener,” said Wendy Fait, director of this cwACT performance. “The women all have more in common than they thought, and they are taking control of their lives. They’re in it together.
“For this show, the dinner is hot but the revenge is ice cold,” she said.
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