The Belgian Detective is Back – And This Time He Brought His Ma!

Who can a private detective turn to when he’s nursing a broken leg and murder’s been done? When the copper is the famous Belgian detective, Petey Poirot, the answer is easy: “Why, his own Ma, ahcourse!” And if a boy’s best friend is his mother, Petey has a pal in spades. Tom Lyons reprises his role as Petey in Ma’s Case: All the World’s a Stage, ehn so?, the second play in the The Belgian Detective series written by Carol Lyons. Eight performances are scheduled at Third Avenue Playhouse on April 24 – 27 and May 1 – 4. Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 pm while Sunday matinees are at 2 pm.

When a Shakespearean theater company’s leading lady is found dead backstage, Ma persuades her boy to let her help him solve the crime. After all, she points out, “Many hands make the lights work.”

Can Petey and Ma solve this baffling murder? Can the suspects keep their secrets under Ma’s grilling? Will you leave the theater saying “Holy cripers dere!”? These and other equally unsettling questions will be answered – and then some!

Joining Tom Lyons are Chris Milton as Ma, Greg Stillman as Petey’s sidekick Billy, Anne St. Henry as Amanda, Ginger Lawrence as Miss Tipple, Bill Bauernfeind as Bartholomeo Oldstair Creeque, Gwen Severson as Olivia D’Loon, Dan Hitt as Boyce Manlee, Christine Reetz as Aurora LaVista and Phil Cote as Artie.

Tickets for Ma’s Case are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and students and $7 for children under 12. Tickets are on sale at the theater box office, 239 N. Third Avenue, Sturgeon Bay, 920.743.1760. Box office hours are 10 am – 3 pm, Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. Tickets are also available at the Dancing Bear, 13 N. Third Avenue and on-line at