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GCT Serves Valentine Dinner With A Side Of Murder Mystery

OAKHURST – Be aware, lovers and others: Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday night this year, so there may be some pressure and excuses will be hard to come by. So why not try something new?

That’s the question posed by folks at the Golden Chain Theatre, as they’ve devised a plan that may surprise you, unless a Murder Mystery is just what you’d expect on the day of hearts and flowers.

GCT is serving up an elegant dinner with a side of interactive murder mystery. During the short but electric run of Murderous Crossing, guests will be called upon to help discover who is responsible for mysterious deaths that have been piling up.

The year is 1923 and audience members are passengers on board the HMS Victoria as it crosses the English Channel,” say organizers.

Murderous Crossing 2015 at the Golden Chain Theatre with Peter Clarke - Jennifer Piccolotti - Ken Ryder - James Mierky - Jennifer Varner - Sarah Persson and not pictured is Mark Freisen - photo by Janice Ryder GCT

Beware and dress your dandy best, as some especially fortunate audience members may be chosen to join the cast for an impromptu on stage appearance, if they are recruited to stand in the for the best man, bridesmaid, mother of the groom, and father of the bride in this Agatha Christie style comic mystery.

“The famous Inspector Clurrot has tracked down a homicidal mastermind hiding on board. Meanwhile, the ship is the vessel of matrimony for the Contessa Follette and John D. Rothchild, a marriage encouraged through financial need and murderous greed. But not everything is as it seems, and it turns out that the English Channel isn’t the only thing being crossed.”

The Murderous Crossing mayhem runs two nights only, and recent shows at GCT have sold out, so make your reservations as soon as possible for a delicious meal and the chance to figure out who the murderer is, at last.

Murderous Crossing 2015 at the Golden Chain Theatre with Peter Clarke - Jennifer Piccolotti - Ken Ryder - James Mierky - Jennifer Varner - Sarah Persson and not pictured is Mark Freisen - photo by Janice Ryder GCTMurderous Crossing is being held Friday and Saturday nights, February 13 and 14 only. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner service is at 6 p.m. Ticket price of $40 per person includes a catered three course dinner and the fun, interactive show. Payment is due at the time of reservation, and ticket price excludes alcohol.

The nonprofit Golden Chain Theater has announced its new 2015 Board of Directors as President Peter Clarke, VP Sarah Persson, Treasurer Janice Ryder Treasurer, Secretary Jennifer Varner, along with Board Members Ken Ryder, Gary Talley, James Mierkey, Mary Lou Finley and Jeri Baron. Jennifer Varner is newly welcomed to the 2015 GCT Board, while the organization thanks Anne Hummrich for her years of service.

Call (559) 683-7112 or visit www.goldenchaintheatre.org for reservations. You can also check out GCT on Facebook.


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