JAX Theatre, under the direction of Jordan Nickles, will be bringing the classic game of Clue to life, just before killing guests off in a twisted dinner theatre performance involving plenty of local talent.
The performance is something that the group has done before with much success and they hope it goes over well again, since it is a fund raising event for their annual production of “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.”
The interactive performance invites guests to solve the murder mystery acted out in front of them. Suspects include Miss Scarlett, Colonel Mustard, and the rest of the Clue gang.
The performance also incorporates aspects of the 1959 classic horror film, “House on Haunted Hill,” which starred Vincent Price.
Before and after dinner, guests can wander around the “mansion,” looking for clues and talking to the suspects, before guessing the murderer’s identity.
Dinner will be prepared by the Scioto Ribber and features ribs, chicken, macaroni and cheese, green beans, baked potatoes, rolls, drinks and dessert. JAX Theatre actors will be serving dinner to guests.
“Clue: On Haunted Hill” will take place at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 23 and Saturday, October 24, on the SONGS Stage in the Wheelersburg Cinema. Each reveal will be different, so those who attend Saturday won’t have the performance ruined by Friday’s guests.
There is also an age requirement that limits anyone under the age of 16 from participating.
General admission is $50, since it is a dinner theatre production. A special “Red Rum Table” is also available, which holds eight guests, and includes additional clues and other special features. The table can be purchased for $500.
Guests are encouraged to dress as their favorite Clue character. A prize for best costume will be awarded at the end of each show.
For more information, or to get tickets, call 740-981-2027. Interested parties may also visit www.facebook.com/JAXTheatre/info for more information involving the performances.
Reach Joseph Pratt at 740-353-3101, ext. 1932, or by Twitter @JosephPratt03.