“Mayhem in Montana,” is the title of Kelly Cutler’s latest comedy and will be the opening show of the Cutler Brother’s 2020 theatre season in Deer Lodge. Cutler Brothers Productions will present an altered theatre season due to the Covid19 pandemic and the original comedy will begin this Friday at their theatre.
“Mayhem in Montana” is Kelly Cutler’s 9th original play and the second to be written within the last year. “The Wizard of OZ” was supposed to be the June production in Deer Lodge but plans were changed due to what was happening around the world. “We just thought we should go with a smaller cast and something that’s a little more budget-friendly after all of the chaos,” Cutler, who also directs the show, said.
The original comedy takes place in present times at a luxurious lakefront property on Flathead Lake that is owned by the mafia of the Northwest. The Don, who has a double life as a married man named Chad, decides that it is time to move the mob’s secret Montana hideout elsewhere so he can move his wife in from Chicago. However, he doesn’t realize that he is part of a major investigation underway by the FBI into his shady affairs. Two of the FBI’s top agents, who are undercover as the characters “the Dork and Paul,” are tasked with the covert op mission. Things become a bit hairy when the Northwest mob step on the toes of a neighboring mob and they all end up in Montana. Mistaken identity and wacky personalities rule the day in “Mayhem in Montana.”
The show has a cast of ten and will see all three Cutler brothers on stage for a moment. Kelly Cutler directs the show and plays the roles of Dan and Paul. Patrick Cutler, who recently moved back to the state from Alaska, will relive his iconic role of the Dork which he delighted audiences with between 2001 to 2004. Matt Loehrke will make his Cutler brother’s debut as the Don and Chad. Loehrke holds a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Linfield College and works full time at the Missoula Children’s Theatre. Rounding out the cast is Cutler Bros. favorite resident actor Marquis Archuleta, Logan Beck, Sarah Tilley, Sally Bridgham, Josh Pentland, Kia Carlin, and Justin Marshall, who will also make his theatrical debut.
“Mayhem in Montana” runs Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm from June 19th to July 12th with no showing on the 4th of July. Tickets are $20 general admission and reservations are highly recommended due to safety measures that will be taken. Reservations may be made at cutlerbros.com or by calling the Box Office at (406) 846-4096.
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