Cast Theatrical Announces Cast and Creative Team for The Butler Did It While Celebrating Recent Sold Out Production

In its 34-year history, Cast Theatrical Company has never sold out an entire production before opening weekend.  Enter Doublewide, Texas.

The lighthearted comedy, written by Jones, Hope and Wooten and directed by Kristen Mulkey, ran in April at Cast Theatrical’s home on the second story of the historic Vogelsang building in Downtown Rosenberg.  The story is about the quirky and hilarious inhabitants of a small Texas trailer park – complete with four doublewides and a shed – who work together to stop the nearby town of Tugaloo from annexation.

“I could not be more excited and energized by how we are selling out performances, drawing in new talent and attracting so many new families from not only Rosenberg, but from many of the greater surrounding communities,” said John Bevil, Cast Theatrical Company’s President and Chairman of the Board.

Cast Theatrical Company began in 1989 when a small troupe of amateur actors wanted to provide residents and visitors of Rosenberg with easy access to quality theatre.  “We are truly a community theatre, run completely by volunteers and we have been truly amazed by the theatre’s growth the last few years,” Bevil said.

Cast’s next theatrical pursuit is Tim Kelly’s The Butler Did It, which will be directed by Karen Lasater.  The show opens June 2nd and runs through June 18th.

The comedy parodies every English mystery play ever written, but with a decidedly American flair. Miss Maple, a dowager with a reputation for “clever” weekend parties, invites a group of detective writers to Ravenswood Manor on Turkey Island, where they are to impersonate their fictional characters. She has arranged several amusing incidents which are all fun and games until there is a real murder. She then offers a reward to the “detective” who can bring the killer to justice. The zany assortment of would-be sleuths trip over clues and each other on the way to unmasking the killer.

The cast features Michaella Reisinger as Haversham, Lisa Jones Bevil as Rita, Peggy Butler Schmidt as Miss Maple, Bruce Peterson as Father White, John Herrick as Chandler Marlowe, Jaz Wray as Louie Fan, Prateek Karkal as Rick, Joi Benjamin as Laura, Dan Giles as Peter Flimsey and Ilyasa Singleton Kennard as Charity.  The creative team includes Ivannah Bandalan as assistant director who was last seen in 2022’s The Mousetrap by Agatha Christie.

  Performances will be held at Cast Theatrical Company, located at 1909 Avenue G in Rosenberg. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm.  For show tickets and upcoming summer news including children’s summer camp “Cast Kids On Stage”, visit For other updates and exclusive behind-the-scenes content, follow Cast Theatrical on Facebook@castrosenberg.