THE SMELL OF THE KILL
By Michele Lowe
Directed by Shawn Fuller
September 10 – 26, 2021
Produced by special arrangement with The Dramatic Publishing Company of Woodstock, Illinois.
PLEASE NOTE: Bellingham Theatre Guild requires all cast, crew, volunteers, and audience members to show proof of full vaccination (a vaccination card or photo of card with photo ID) OR have a negative COVID test (within 72 hours) prior to entering the building effective immediately and until further notice. See details
Take three delicious, malicious wives, add three miserable, unloving husbands—and chill. That's the recipe of Michele Lowe's tantalizing new comedy that had Broadway audiences cheering. The Smell of the Kill 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, revealing that all three marriages are on the brink of disaster and all three women are facing the challenges of their lives. One by one the women make their choices with more than a little help from one another.
"…nice, mean fun…a deft little anti-love story…light-hearted, cold-hearted…" —Newsday
Ever wonder what it would be like to rehearse a show for over a year and a half...during a pandemic?
Cast and Crew Bios
|Lane Burke (Assistant Director & Stage Manager)
Lane Burke is a sophomore at Western Washington University and is majoring in Theatre with a concentration in Design and Directing. Lane is honored to have a second opportunity to assist in directing and stage-managing a show here at BTG.
|Les Campbell (Sound Designer)
Les finds it a delight to work with Shawn again in creating sounds for the theater. But any cell phones, candy wrappers or tubercular coughs you hear tonight are not his responsibility.
|Alycia Francis (Debra)
Alycia is back on the Guild Stage after playing Annie Jump Cannon in Silent Sky, reuniting with Mish and Shawn! This show has been so much fun, thanks to all involved! Thrilled to be back performing with hubby Brian first time since Spamalot!
|Brian Francis (Jay / Chocolate Ice Cream)
Brian is not seen in this show. After many years and many shows he has learned to be—POOF! —invisible! This is, however, the first show with Alycia since Spamalot! Thank you, Shawn.
|Shawn Fuller (Director)
In the Fall, Shawn directed Tuesdays with Morrie at the Lynden Performing Arts Guild and last Spring Silent Sky here at the Guild. She would like to thank the community here at BTG that gives her the opportunity to create theatre and to Sean and the cats for keeping the home fires burning.
|Christine Genuit (Props)
After having fun volunteering and ushering for the past few years Christine decided to have even more fun by doing props. She thanks Prop Pro Carole Osier for getting her involved with the BTG.
|Ryan Goelzenleuchter (Light Design)
Ryan is excited to start his 18th season at BTG as part of this amazing cast and crew of friends old and new! He sends special thanks to Kaitlin!
|Sarah Hawley (Molly)
Sarah is new to both Bellingham and BTG! She's delighted to return to acting after a decade away pursuing such odd things as archaeology and writing fantasy novels. She's grateful to the cast and crew for being welcoming, kind, and genuinely brilliant.
|Michelle Kriz (Nicky)
19 months ago Mish wrote this bio: "Mish was most recently seen onstage in Silent Sky and directed Nunsense last season. She’d like to thank Shawn for such a fun opportunity—especially the part where she gets to beat up her good friend every night!" The actor who wrote that had NOOOOO idea what was in store. Now she’d like to add: thank you so much to the BTG board for supporting us and assuring us we would indeed get to perform this play, no matter how long we had to wait; to Shawn for never quitting on us and helping us keep the play fresh; and to the whole cast and crew for sticking together and making this experience much better than it could have been. And especially! Thank you to the audiences for returning to the theater and allowing us to realize this dream we all share.
|Robert Muzzy (Marty)
Mr. Muzzy welcomes you to another 1st Class BTG theatrical production. Any resemblance to persons, places or situations are purely intentional. At BTG, there's a place for everyone. Come volunteer...in the meantime...the icemen cometh...enjoy.
|Russ Nelson (Set Designer)
Russ has been involved in theatre since 1979. He enjoys all aspects of theatre but hasn't acted since college. He has, however, acted out. Russ said, "Operational kitchen? We got this!" We shall see, Mr. Nelson, we shall see....
|Dee Dee O'Connor (Assistant Stage Manager)
After 19 months, it is awesome to be doing live theatre again. I am honored to be part of this cast and crew who worked so hard and so long to make this show happen.
|Carole Osier (Props)
Carole has volunteered for the Theatre Guild since the Roy Bentley Musical 'Pinocchio' in the ‘80s. She enjoys doing props and is particularly thrilled she was able to convince her friend, Christy, to do it with her this show. It’s always a pleasure to be associated with a Shawn Fuller production!
|Danielle Pekus (Light Board Operator)
This is Danielle’s 3rd show, having been projectionist for Silent Sky and light board operator for Nunsense. She is very excited to be back working with friends old and new on this amazing play. Enjoy!
|Stan Snapp (Production Supervisor)
Once again Stan is delighted to work with Shawn and her crew to bring you this kitchen of fun and frolic. Huge thanks to set crew builders and painters that help bring this play to life.
|Jeffrey B Stiglitz (Danny)
Backstage, onstage, in the audience, Jeffrey's love of theatre shows. He is best known for Patsy in Spamalot. Big thanks to Shawn, a great cast, and to those who have helped along the theatrical path.