The Spotlight Playhouse is set to captivate audiences with Pat Cook’s comedy chiller “Dead Giveaway,” the last adult show of the season before wrapping up with two Spotlight Acting School productions, “Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical JR.” and “Press Start.” This engaging play, filled with suspense and laughter, promises to keep the audience on the edge of their seats until the final curtain. With an all-star cast of seasoned Spotlight veterans, the same talented author and director behind the highly successful “You Can’t Beat the House,” and a plot filled with twists and turns, “Dead Giveaway” is a must-see show for theater enthusiasts and casual patrons alike.

Directed by Chad Hembree, “Dead Giveaway” tells the story of Angie Bowles, an undercover policewoman posing as a domestic engineer. Hired by Dr. Hugh Bernard, she is tasked with investigating the strange lives and hidden secrets of five eccentric spinsters living under one roof. Each woman harbors her own peculiar personality, from a former actress reenacting death scenes to a senior citizen Hell’s Angel. As the plot unravels, the audience is left guessing what dark secrets these women are hiding and what keeps them together.

Pat Cook, the acclaimed playwright behind “Dead Giveaway,” is known for creating engaging stories filled with humor and suspense. His previous hit, “You Can’t Beat the House,” also directed by Chad Hembree, was a roaring success at The Spotlight Playhouse. Given the collaboration between Cook and Hembree on this production, audience members can expect another unforgettable experience.

The talented cast of “Dead Giveaway” includes Letha Hembree, Angel King, Trudy Tait, Paula Davis, Brad Powell, Alyssa Bustle, and newcomer Kristi Miller. These actors bring their unique flair and energy to their roles, creating a vibrant and dynamic atmosphere that will captivate theatergoers.

“Don’t miss the opportunity to see our last adult show of the season,” says Chad Hembree, Director of The Spotlight Playhouse. “The cast, combined with Pat Cook’s masterful storytelling and our dedication to bringing high-quality productions to the stage, makes ‘Dead Giveaway’ a perfect night out for friends, family, and dates alike.”

“Dead Giveaway” will run at The Spotlight Playhouse, located at 214 Richmond Road, Berea, KY, with performances scheduled for May 12, 13, 19, and 20 at 8 pm, and on May 21 at 2 pm, 2023. Tickets are priced at $13 for adults, $11 for seniors, and $9 for students. The theater is also offering “Pay What You Can” performances on Fridays, ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this thrilling production.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the box office online at or call 859-756-0011. Don’t miss your chance to experience the mystery, intrigue, and laughter of “Dead Giveaway” – a fitting finale to The Spotlight Playhouse’s adult show lineup this season.