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Darton State College to Present 3rd Annual Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre January 18 and 19

November 29, 2012

ALBANY - The Darton College Foundation, along with the college's Humanities Division will present Noir Suspicions as its third Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre on January 18 and 19, 2013. Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person.

The event, an annual scholarship fundraiser, is an interactive performance in which the audience experiences the story as if they were extras in a movie and are invited to solve the mystery at the heart of the production. The evening's entertainment includes appetizers, an open bar, three-course meal, live band, and the play with prizes awarded to the audience members who solve the mystery.

This year's play is Noir Suspicions, the sequel to Murder at Café Noir, which was performed at the inaugural dinner theatre event in 2010. In this hard-boiled comic mystery, ex-private eye Rick Archer is now the confused manager of Cafe Noir on the island of Mustique. He is confronted with a corpse on the dock, a mysterious femme fatale, a French blackmailer, and a businessman who wants both the cafe and the woman. Rick is arrested after the blackmailer is murdered in his club. It is up to the audience to convince the magistrate of Rick's innocence. A tribute to Casablanca with many references to the classic movie, Noir Suspicions is guaranteed to delight audiences whether or not they are familiar with Murder at Cafe Noir.

The play has received rave reviews:
"Embroiling." - The New York Times
"Blockbuster evening [of] great theater." - Parsippany News
"Good fun, good taste." - Forbes
"Exceptional." - WOR-Radio

Tickets are tax-deductible and must be purchased in advance by calling the Humanities Division (229-317-6554) or the Theatre Program (229-317-6875) before January 9.

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