Gilmer Arts dinner theater opens this week
Cast off with us as we cross the English Channel on a hilarious murder mystery dinner theatre production of Murderous Crossing, presented at Gilmer Arts.
Murderous Crossing opens Thursday, Aug. 18. It will run Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21, then again Sept. 8-11.
The play, written by David Landau with music by Nikki Stern, is a take-off of Agatha Christie’s crack detective Hercule Poirot, with an inspector named Pierre Clurrot. Intrigue abounds as Clurrot is tasked with uncovering the real intentions of a distinguished English banker, a once-wealthy French countess whose family is now left with only a title and a would-be member of the elite Rothchild family trying to gain money and influence by marrying up in life. These characters have many reasons to represent themselves as other than who they really are, but murder? That is a bit extreme! Only Clurrot, and maybe you who are traveling along with them, know for sure!
Murderous Crossing is the second play by the team of Landau and Stern produced by the Gilmer Arts Players. The first play, Contempt of Court, successfully launched the creation of the community theater group in 2013.
Murderous Crossing will be catered by Tony Saavedra of the Country Corner Kitchen Restaurant. He is fixing a wonderful chicken fiesta medley with rice, green beans, rolls and tea and coffee. Wine is available for a donation and can be enjoyed throughout the play at the table, if patrons wish. Dessert is wedding cake! Meals are served family-style and are always all you care to eat!
For evening performances, doors will open at 6 p.m. and the show will begin at 6:30. For Sunday performances, doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the show beginning at 2. Tickets can be purchased at Gilmer Arts, located in downtown Ellijay at 207 Dalton Street. For more information, call 706- 635-5605. Member price is $31.50 and $35 for nonmembers.