DEER LODGE — Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Cutler Bros. will bring back to the stage a Kelly Cutler original, “Blind Date,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, Feb. 9-10, at the Cutler Bros. Theatre, 301 Main St, Deer Lodge. It will also be performed at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11, and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.
The play made its debut in 2008 and weaves together a hilarious story of mistaken identity, romance, miscommunication, cover-up and the chain of events that make this show a classic Cutler Bros. creation. Reprising her original role of Emelia, Mariann Cameron takes to the stage once again in the pursuit of honesty, humility and true love. Another familiar face will be her ditsy best friend Natasha, who is played once again by Theresa Cameron. Joshua Pentland plays the blind date, Charles, while Matthew Cutler plays her former boyfriend, Greg. Kelly Cutler plays the crazy, but lovable Italiano landlord who is obsessed with collecting baseballs from major league games. Other characters, Ellen and Henry, are played by Linda Suckow and Craig Winter.
“Blind Date” begins exactly as the title suggests. Charles, a nervous, quirky young man meets up with Emilia, a dominating female, and the unlikely pair decide that they “like each other.” However, Emilia has quite the laundry list of the “do’s” and “do not’s” in their blossoming relationship. Unfortunately Charles breaks the “do not list” by leaving several ridiculous and nervous phone messages on Emilia’s answering machine after the blind date.
Charles' “scum bag” roommate Greg informs the squeamish boy that they need to “delete those messages” or Emilia will never see Charles again and she will ruin Greg’s relationship with her best friend Natasha, the latter of which Emilia has no clue is even going on. Greg ropes their Italian landlord Romero into the plot and the plan goes off without a hitch, almost.
As they all begin to untangle the web of lies each character’s true incentive comes to the surface.
Tickets are $15 and can be purchased by calling 406-846-4096.