Rock the Boat at the Ramada |

Rock the Boat at the Ramada

Chyrise Harris
Post Independent Staff
Special to the Post Independent Actress Alexius Hale joins the cast of Rock the Boat Theater, performing every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday through the summer at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs.

If a cider-marinated chicken breast, grilled ribeye or fresh grilled salmon with a side of murder mystery sounds appetizing, a night with Rock the Boat Theater might just hit the spot.

All the way from Atlanta, Rock the Boat Theater’s actors, directors and producers have traveled to Glenwood Springs to give locals a different taste of dinner theater.

Offering what she calls a “one stop-shopping” experience, producer Rhonda Bynum said Rock the Boat plays combine the arts, comedy, mystery and originality into an enjoyable evening for singles, couples and families.

Audiences can expect two hours of belly laughs, live entertainment and incredibly delicious food, Bynum said.

Bringing a comedic twist to the typical murder mystery, Rock the Boat actors perform a variety of plays, both acclaimed, published works and original scripts Rock the Boat members wrote.

“It’s comedy ” people can go to and just escape from regular life,” Bynum said.

But escaping the neighbors might not be that easy, as many of the actors of Rock the Boat productions live in Glenwood Springs. Although Rock the Boat’s roots stem from the South, spreading its satirical seeds of mystery across the U.S. has always been a goal, Bynum said.

Having a series of Rock the Boat satellites consisting of locals from each town draws Rock the Boat right into the community.

“We want it to be for the community,” Bynum said. “The plan is to go to different resort locations and hope to have local people involved in running it so that there’s an existing community to run it when we leave.”

Though Bynum and others involved in Rock the Boat will leave Glenwood in September, Rock the Boat productions will continue to keep locals laughing, in suspense ” and full from dishes by neighborhood chefs.

Those with a preference for acting can get involved, and those with a passion for theater and dining can sit back and enjoy an evening with Rock the Boat.

“There’s nothing like live theater,” Bynum said. “Every single show is different because it’s live, and it’s just great fun.”

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