Derby Dinner Playhouse in Clarksville presents the regional premiere of a comedy throughout the month of January.

"Killjoy" comes to the stage from Jan. 8 through Feb. 16 as the first production for the new year. The romantic comedy and thriller gives patrons as look at the humor and drama of marriage while they wait to see who lives and who dies.

The production follows the life of Carol, who is being driven crazy by her charming monster of an ex-husband, Victor, and his young new wife. Both Victor and his new wife try nearly every trick in the book to end Carol's alimony, a release said.

And to make things worse, Carol's kids work at Victor's restaurant. Plus, she's sure he is bullying the kids just to get back at her too. Yet when Carol has an affair with Victor's lawyer, they both decide Victor's days might be numbered.

"Killjoy," written by Jerry Mayer, is directed by Bekki Jo Schneider at the Derby Dinner Playhouse. The cast includes Tina Jo Wallace as Carol, Carly Stotts as Vicki, David Myers as Victor, Jeffrey Todd Parrott as Sonny, Cary Wiger as Rick, Janet Essenpreis as Claudia, and J.R. Stuart as Father Mulcahy.

Doors for "Killjoy" open for evening performances at 6 p.m. with a buffet served from 6 to 7:10 p.m. Footnotes begins at 7:15 p.m. throughout the week, with the curtain at 7:45 p.m. Tickets for the shows on Sunday through Thursday are $40 per person. Tickets for Friday shows are $41, and Saturday shows cost $44.

A Wednesday and Sunday matinee begins with doors opening at 11:45 a.m. A buffet will be served beginning at 11:45 a.m. during the matinees, and the show begins at 1 p.m. Tickets for the Sunday matinee cost $36, and the Wednesday matinee costs $35. Tickets can be purchased by calling (812) 288-8281 or online at www.derbydinner.com.