COPA Debuts “The Butler Did It” – Community Theater Aspect Unique to Downtown

Center of Performing Arts
Center of Performing Arts, Corner of Columbia & Rutland

Just about a year ago, Robert Sturcken debuted “This Stage of Love,” a play he wrote and produced for the Center of Performing Arts, his studio/educational/performing arts arena.  COPA is located at the corner of Columbia and Rutland, on the south end of the Heritage Bank building.  When Sturcken installed a full stage and lighting set up, he envisioned building a true community theatre that could host established productions as well as plays by relatively unknown but talented local writers.The Butler Did It - COPA

After several successful musical and stage productions, COPA continues the community theater vision with James Lejeune’s “The Butler Did It.”  Lejeune is a recent graduate of SLU and a resident of Springfield, LA.   COPA is happy to announce one final dinner event for the year, with a murder mystery spin! On Friday, November 7th, come see the stage debut of local playwright James Lejeune’s comedic whodunit, The Butler Did It! Follow the antics of six quirky butlers in this fast-paced murder mystery. COPA will feature a hearty dinner salad with your choice of either grilled chicken or shrimp, served with rolls and butter. Coffee and dessert served at intermission! Free water and soda, cash bar available.  Tickets and more information on upcoming productions are available on their website: