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Cottage Event Center to hold New Year's shows

Posted: Thursday, December 17, 2015

Roanoke’s Cottage Event Center will again play host to Hilarious Homicidal Hijinks on New Year’s Eve and again with a discount show-only Matinee on New Year’s Day. The Comedy-Mystery performances star Fort Wayne’s Bower North Productions. The event is a fundraiser for Oak Hill Farm.

The play features Larry Bower as the bumbling “Defective Detective” John Fieldstone, a sleuth who seemingly does everything wrong right up until the moment he solves the crime.

Those attending the New Year’s Eve show will mingle with the characters during cocktails and then enjoy a delicious dinner catered by 1024 Catering. Once dinner is completed the Murderous Mayhem ensues, with an audience member recruited to play a feature role as the victim, billionaire Ronald Crump. Once Fieldstone completes his incompetent investigation, each audience member will be asked to fill out a Crime Report, with one attendee named detective of the night.

A second, more affordable presentation of the show will take place at lunchtime on New Year’s Day.  Tickets to this performance are for the show only. There will, however, be Elmo’s Pizza for sale by the slice, along with dessert items. A cash bar will be available for both events. Tickets are $35 per person for New Year’s Eve, and $20 for New Year’s Day. Either may be ordered by calling (260) 483-3508. Tickets are also available from Oak Hill Farm.

Doors open for the dinner show at 6:30 p.m., with the show starting around 7:30 p.m. Doors open New Year’s Day at 12 noon, with the show beginning at 1 p.m. Sponsors for both performances are 1st Source Bank, The Holiday Inn Express and RE/MAX Agent Karen McFarren.

Oak Hill Farm is a PATH International certified and accredited non-profit service organization dedicated to promoting horseback riding for the handicapped. They work with children (and adults) who face physical, emotional and/or social challenges, striving to make each ride a fun and yet therapeutic experience in a peaceful, relaxing setting.