Ooh, baby! Cast of GreenMan Theatre’s ‘Murder on the DeLorean Express’ mystery expands by one

“Is it a girl, or a boy?” That’s one of the surprising questions theatergoers will be asking as they time travel through GreenMan Theatre’s murder mystery dinner, “Murder on the DeLorean Express,” opening Feb. 23.

In “Murder on the DeLorean Express,” Doc Green and Murty have been friends across time. But when Murty’s marriage is ending, Doc Green realizes he’s to blame, and he must travel back in time to Murty’s wedding to sever his friendship with Murty forever. But changing the past results in … murder! Can Doc Green rescue Murty’s marriage? If he does, will Murty lose his best friend forever?

Cayley D'Anna, posing in a wedding headshot as Young Jen, will be more than seven months pregnant during GreenMan Theatre’s production of “Murder on the DeLorean Express.” The play’s writer/director wrote her pregnancy into the storyline. Courtesy of GreenMan Theatre

The parody’s pregnant surprise will occur because actor Cayley D’Anna, who will play Young Jen, will be more than seven months pregnant as she takes the stage. Why audition during her pregnancy?

“I just enjoy doing these shows so much and I’ve worked with Justin Vidovic (the play’s writer and director) many times,” she said. “Besides, this might be the last show I’ll be able to do for a bit!”

In her first pregnancy, D’Anna’s baby is due on Mother’s Day.

To accommodate D’Anna’s pregnancy, Vidovic rewrote the storyline for her character.

“As the play progresses, we get to meet Young Jen’s baby 30 years in the future and see how she turns out,” Vidovic said. (In real life, D’Anna is having a boy.)

Old Jen (played by Heather Meyer) and Young Doc (Zach Flax) fight for the attention of Young Murty (Charles Brailovsky) in GreenMan Theatre's “Murder on the DeLorean Express.” Courtesy of GreenMan Theatre

“Murder on the DeLorean Express” will showcase the talents of Kelly Belmont (Oak Park) as Lucy; John Benischek (Des Plaines) as Old Doc; Charles Brailovsky (Chicago) as Young Murty; Elliot Brtva (Schaumburg) as Kenny; Cayley D'Anna (Mount Zion) as Young Jen; Gwynneth Davidoff (Western Springs) as Griff; Zack Flax (Northlake) of Young Doc; Kevin Hathaway (Park Forest) as Uncle Joe; Tom Kaiser (Elmhurst) George-understudy; Sann Knipple (Mount Prospect) as Old Jen and Peggy-understudy; Heather Meyer (Northlake) as Old Jen; Doug Peterson (Elmhurst) as Huey; Mary-Carol Riehs (Elmhurst) as Peggy; Katie Soria (Elmhurst) as Lorry; Julia Thompson (Naperville) as Young Jen, Lucy, Katrina, and Martina-Understudy; Kate Troc (Lombard) as Katrina; and Brian T. Wolf (Arlington Heights) as Old Murty and George.

“Murder on the DeLorean Express” will be performed at Angelo's Ristorante, 247 N. York Road in Elmhurst.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 23 to March 2, and 6 p.m. Sunday, March 3.

Tickets are $57 and include the show and an Italian dinner. Cash bar and a chance to mingle with the cast begins an hour before curtain. There is ample free parking available, but seating is limited.

Tickets for the event must be purchased in advance. Visit for online ticket information or call (630) 464-2646.

The dinner production is a popular event, and performances sell out quickly.

Young Murty (Charles Brailovsky) is looking to get away from Griff (Gwynneth Davidoff) who wants revenge in GreenMan Theatre's “Murder on the DeLorean Express.” Courtesy of GreenMan Theatre

In its 20th season, GreenMan Theatre Troupe is a nonprofit 501(c)3 whose mission is to provide a source of cultural enrichment and pride for the community by presenting diverse, quality productions and providing opportunities for personal growth in the theatrical arts. GreenMan has been presenting plays in Elmhurst since being founded in 2003. Past productions include “Dracula,” “Pride and Prejudice” and “Doubtful Abbey.”

GreenMan also offers classes and workshops for members and the community and welcomes new members and participants in all aspects of theater production.

GreenMan programs are partially supported by Explore Elmhurst, as well as other individual and corporate donations.

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