The Allegan Community Players are pleased to announce the cast for our murder mystery show “Just Desserts”!


Judge Reginald P. Cogsworth, a curmudgeon who hates sweets, is judging a charity bake off, albeit grudgingly.  Countless entries have been whittled down to three:

  • A Raspberry tart from Scooter Bright, owner of a nail salon
  • Depression-era Cake recipe baked by Edna Mae Carter, the local librarian and self-proclaimed crazy cat lady
  • A Rich Chocolate Torte created by Margaret Mason, a local high society lady.

In the middle of the tasting, sour old Judge Cogsworth drops dead, and it’s up to Mrs. Peabody, head of the contest, and the audience to determine the cause. There are clues in the theatre to help.  The audience also gets to question the three contestants, all of whom have had some unpleasant dealings with the judge in the past.

Directed by Rachel Bywater, the show features returning ACP regulars Onnie Kiraly as Scooter Bright and Virginia Oppenhuizen, playing Margaret Mason.  We welcome three newcomers to ACP, all of whom have stage experiences with other area theatres.  Richard Moll, from Otsego, will be playing the Judge; Jane Holewa, from Allegan, is Ms. Peabody; and Marie Lallinger-Smith, also from Allegan, will be the crazy cat lady Edna Mae Carter.

Join us for dessert and to help solve the murder on Sunday, February 19th at 3:00 p.m. or Monday, February 20th at 7:00 p.m.  The shows will be held at the Four Roses Cafe in Plainwell. Seating is limited. Cost for the show and dessert is $20. Reserve your seats now by calling Linda Havens at (269) 873-8084 or email

*There is a $10 admission charge for holders of membership and sponsorship tickets.*