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Drama will tell what ‘Dexter Done Wrong’

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The Douglas County Historical Society will present the Misfits of Dayton in an original melodrama titled “Mischief in Minden or Dexter Done Wrong” Jan. 13 and 14. The performance will be staged at the Carson Valley Museum and Cultural Center in Gardnerville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with both a drink and snack bar. For more information on the show, call the museum at (775) 782-2555.

Everyone is invited to come and boo the villain, cheer the hero, and see Dexter outed for the snake he is. Tickets are $15 and should be purchased in advance at the museum, 1477 Highway 395, Gardnerville. The melodrama performed at the museum last November sold out all three days, so don’t delay getting your tickets.

The show features Mike Maloney playing some of his good ol’ country music. As host, he not only plays much-requested songs, but also spins some yarns and tells some hysterically tall tales. He entertains before the play and during intermission. His guitar playing and singing are highly entertaining.

The story is that Dexter DeVille, the local assayer, was cheating the miners, including a pair of greenhorns from the big city of Winnemucca, by exchanging iron pyrite for the gold they brought in to be assayed. He might still be doing it if he had not been stopped by the under secretary of the Interstate Departmental Investigation of Technical Systems (I.D.I.O.T. S.) in Carson City. Of course by the end of the show, we all find out that Dexter done wrong.

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