Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Whodunnit coming to Shawville Lions Hall

Lions and Community Players to host murder mystery dinner theatre

Connor Lalande
Shawville Oct. 15, 2023

Fancy yourself a bit of a sleuth? If so, keep reading.
The Shawville Lions Club and the Pontiac Community Players are teaming up to provide a wholly unique and unquestionably intriguing Murder Mystery event on the evening of November 4.
An opportunity for self-styled detectives to test out their investigative chops, this interactive, dinner-theater style event will feature professional performers from Murder Mystery Ottawa, a company that bills their shows as “almost too fun to be legal.”
Vice-President of the Pontiac Community Players Valerie Twolan-Graham explained that the Shawville Lions Club and the Pontiac Community Players wanted to put on a fundraiser in November to offer a respite from the often dreary, late autumn weather.
“We wanted to offer something just a little bit different from the norm,” explained Twolan-Graham. “There is often not much happening in November as there would be in the summer or around Christmas time. It’s often never really anyone’s favourite time of year.”
“The goal of the Murder Mystery evening was to put on a professional show in the community where people didn’t need to travel far,” she said. “The evening is all about fun.”
“No one is above suspicion,” Murder Mystery Ottawa’s description of the show reads. “As dessert arrives, you examine the evidence and fill out your ballot. The excitement builds as our Cop unravels the mystery before collaring our culprit but get ready for a big ending.”
“I started the company 31 years ago and still perform in every show I can fit into my schedule,” said Pete Dillon, Lead Crime & FUNishment Officer with Murder Mystery Ottawa.
“Different companies offer different styles of shows, but with ours, it’s a professionally produced and performed interactive, immersive show that will have you howling with laughter as you try to guess whodunnit,” he said.
Aside from the lively entertainment, the event will feature a three-course roast beef dinner catered by Cartrites, a cash bar and prizes.
Tickets for the event cost $100 and can be purchased at Cartrites, Coronation Hall or by contacting Valerie Twolan-Graham.
All proceeds raised by the event will go towards the Shawville Lions Clubs’ community work.


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