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Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre March 18

February 25, 2011

The Darton College Players will present a murder-mystery dinner theatre at 7 p.m. March 18 at the Darton College Student Center.

The play, Murder at Café Noir: A Comic Tribute to the Bogart Movies of the 1940s, is a dark comedy that will combine laughter and suspense, and it will invite the audience to interact with the cast in order to solve the crime.

Director Deborah Liss-Green said the play will pay homage to the detective movies of the 1940s.

“We are planning an evening in the spirit of film noir, only lighter,” she said. “There will still be plenty of dark, desperate characters with shady backgrounds and illicit motives; but there will also be good food, song, and lots of laughs.  Even if you never heard of film noir, this play will please.”

Film noir is typically a black and white film with low lighting and a somber mood. Humphrey Bogart, one of the 1940’s most famous actors, starred in several films of the genre, including The Maltese Falcon and The Big Sleep.

Tickets to Murder at Café Noir are $40 per person or $300 for a table of eight. Ticket holders will be entitled to a three-course meal, an open bar, and admission to the show. Patrons who buy tickets for a table of eight will be recognized as sponsors in the performance program. For ticket information, call Gail at the Humanities Office at (229) 317-6554. Tickets must be purchased by 5 p.m. March 11.

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