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Roanoke Event Center to host comedy-mystery

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2012

Roanoke’s new Cottage Event Center plays host to a hilarious night of Homicidal Hijinks with the presentation of “To Catch a Clue,” a Dinner Theater production starring Fort Wayne’s Bower-North Productions. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. and show time to begin around 7:30 p.m. The date of the show is Friday, September 14.

To Catch a Clue features Larry Bower as the bumbling “Defective Detective” John Fieldstone, a sleuth who seemingly does everything wrong right up until the very moment he solves another dastardly crime. The play takes place on the cruise ship SS Whatamess. Characters include a pop psychiatrist, a travel agent, a hot tempered Latin bombshell and the ship’s Austrian activities’ director, Arno Neggenswartzer.

Those attending the show will mingle with the characters during cocktails and then enjoy a delicious dinner catered by the adjacent Cottage Kitchen & Cafe. Once dinner is completed the Murderous Mayhem ensues, with the cast and audience member recruited to play a feature role … as the victim. Once John 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 cash bar will be available. Tickets are $30 per person and are available at the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce office, 305 Warren Street; Bippus State Bank, north Huntington branch on Hauenstein Road and also the new branch on U.S.-24 in Roanoke; and at the Cottage Kitchen & Café, 960 Locust Street in Roanoke. Tickets also may be ordered by calling (260) 483-3508.

The Cottage Event Center is owned and operated by Hamilton Hospitality Group LLC. For information or to tour the facility, please call (260) 414-2015.