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The church basement ladies gang return with the comedy and music in A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement, which Derby Dinner will preview starting today and open on Thursday.

Fortress performances are to happen each day except Mondays from Aug. 19-Oct. 5. Evening shows will happen at 7:45 p.m. with buffet and doors opening at 6 p.m. Sunday matinees are to happen at 1:30 p.m. with buffet and doors opening at 11:45 a.m. Finally, Wednesday matinees are to happen at 1 p.m. with buffet and doors opening at 11:45 a.m. All performances are to take place at Derby Dinner Playhouse, located at 525 Marriott Drive in Clarksville, IN.

Tickets for each show range in price from $36-$45 per person, depending on the day of attendance. All tickets can be purchased at the Derby Dinner box office, the Derby Dinner website, or by calling Derby Dinner at 812-288-8281.

In Church Basement Ladies, three ladies in the church's kitchen take care of preparing and serving the food for the congregation. They also act as problem solvers as they handle special events, help various members of the church, and halt near-disasters. All of it is done with plenty of humor and music.

A Mighty Fortress is Our Basement, the sequel to Church Basement Ladies, continues the humor and music tradition. Faith and friendships continue as one lady gets her driver's license, another gets her first pair of high-heels, and the ladies altogether serve up more delicious recipes and laughs. 

Bekki Jo Schneider directed Fortress, which features Rita Thomas as Vivian Snustad, Tina Jo Wallace as Mavis Gilmerson, Colette Delaney as Karin Engelson, Cary Wiger as Pastor E.L. Gunderson, and Katelyn Webb as Beverly Signe (Engelson) Hauge.

More information on the show can be found at the Derby Dinner Playhouse website.

(Photo from Derby Dinner Playhouse)

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