The Dunnville Lioness Club will be hosting a murder mystery dinner on Saturday, January 25 at the Dunnville Community Lifespan Centre.
“We’ve had murder mysteries before, but this is local talent. It’s not a group coming in to do it,” said Lioness Mona Inglis, who is in charge of tickets.
The actors include members of the Dunnville Lioness, Dunnville Lions, past Lioness, as well as members of the Dunnville Community Theatre.
The play is called Death by Karaoke, which was written by Pat Morris and directed by Maureen Jones – both members of the Dunnville Community Theatre.
Jane Wilkinson, chair of the murder mystery dinner, described the plot as a competition among the actors to choose a king or queen of karaoke. All of the local actors in the show would show off their singing voices throughout the night.
“I think it’s going to be a fun night. They say it’s hilarious. It’s a comedy,” said Inglis.
Diners can expect the murder mystery to occur throughout the night as dinner is served by Debbie Davis. At the end of the night, guests can write down who they suspect was the murderer, and prizes would be given out to the right guesses.
“The hall will be beautifully decorated, and there’s going to be a beautiful dinner,” added Wilkinson.
The murder mystery dinner will take place at the Lifespan Centre on January 25, and doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $35 each and are available at the Art Service Office Supply, Phase Two or by calling Inglis at 905-774-3460.
The Dunnville Lioness Club used to host a January Thaw, which featured an evening of entertainment and fine dining during the month of January.
After taking a break for a few years, the group decided to host a murder mystery event to fill the void this year.
“We have two reasons for having it,” said Wilkinson. “By the end of January, everyone needs a laugh and a reason to get out and have some fun. The other reason is it’s a fundraiser.”