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Murder mystery dinner at Salem theatre

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Published: Thu, May 10, 2018 @ 8:59 a.m.


Salem Community Theatre,490 E. State St., in conjunction with Lib’s Market and Roastery, will present the first in its “A Dinner and A Death” series May 19.

“The “Murder on the S.S. Porcelain King” is a murder-mystery in which tickets are purchased according to the “class” of passenger each guest prefers: first, second and steerage.

Guests will eat their meals according to class and be treated accordingly. The show centers around 97-year-old billionaire Alabaster Simmons, who wants to see the faces of his four children whom he has had by five ex- wives when they find out he left them all out of his will. So he assembles them all aboard his luxury cruise ship the S.S. Porcelain King to read his own will while he is still alive.

But things don’t go as planned. A killer is among the guests on the ship, people are dropping like flies, the Captain is drunk, and all of the toilets on the ship have stopped working, so it’s up to crack pot private investigator Buck Bigsley to save the day.

Tickets are on sale now through Saturday. Guests will receive via email an assumed name, special tickets for the evening and a brief backstory as to who you are. They should also dress according to their class, from an evening gown to raggedy clothes.

Tickets are $32, $25 and $18 (includes dinner). For information, check the Facebook page. For reservations, call the box office at 330-332-9688.

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