Murder, Mystery and a Meal



Article Published: Mar. 24, 2011 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011
Murder, Mystery and a Meal


eason@mountaintimes.com

What's better than a whodunit? A whodunit with dessert.

That's what Ensemble Stage Company is serving up at Crippen's Restaurant and Country Inn in Blowing Rock on Saturday, April 16, when the company presents the live, interactive murder mystery, "Murderous Vineyard."

The show starts at 10:30 p.m. Admission is $35 per person and includes wine tastings and a bottomless dessert tray.

The murder mystery presents the Frudee Family, renowned in the winemaking business for generations. Their winery, while not entirely successful, has managed to stay afloat despite the loathing criticism of local wine critic William Beabore.

When the Frudee Brothers, Doodie and Rudy, along with distant cousin Judy, make an amazing discovery that will revolutionize their wine making, everything changes. Doodie's wife, Trudy, will do anything to help her husband and his family business, while Rudy's wife, Prudy, doesn't want to reveal a secret that might stain her spotless reputation.

Last year's Ensemble Stage Company Murder Mystery sold out, so be sure to grab your tickets in advance for this fun evening of interactive dinner theater.

For more information, call Ensemble Stage Company at (828) 919-6196.


Ensemble Stage Auditions April 2

Ensemble Stage Company will hold open auditions for equity and non-equity actors at the Blowing Rock School Auditorium on Saturday, April 2, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Auditioning actors are asked to bring one comical and one dramatic monologue to read, each of a minute or less. Actors should also bring headshots and resumes with them.

Ensemble Stage is looking for actors of all ages to perform this summer in murder mysteries, full-length dramatic productions, staged readings, one-act plays, and children's theater.

For more information, call (828) 919-6196, or visit http://www.ensemblestage.com.



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