Department of Fine and Performing Arts presents Dinner à la Morte

Dec 16, 2016

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque theatre students will present Dinner à la Morte, a murder mystery dinner theatre production, on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, at 12:00 p.m. in the University’s Babka Black Box Theatre, located in Heritage Center. The production will be directed by adjunct professor Molly Hoefflin of Die Laughing Players, Dubuque’s interactive theatre expert.

WHAT:            Dinner à la Morte: Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre

WHEN:            Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, 6:00 p.m.

                        Sunday, Jan. 29, 2017, 12:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Babka Theatre, Heritage Center, University of Dubuque

TICKETS:        $30

Set in prohibition-era 1929, the story begins at Katherine Ryan’s dinner party, held in honor of her late husband (and banker) Francis Ryan. Audience members will be “guests” of Mrs. Ryan’s and enjoy a catered meal as the mystery unfolds. Eight student-actors will portray colorful characters throughout the evening, opening with a welcome during which a maître d’ will mingle with and distribute new identities to guests, followed by an initial presentation of the plot, moving into dinner where each guest will have a chance to guess “whodunit,” and closing with a final wrap-up to the mystery.

Dinner à la Morte is a scholarship fundraising event sponsored by the Alpha Psi Omega National Theatre Honor Society. Alpha Psi Omega provides acknowledgement to those demonstrating a high standard of accomplishment in theatre. Members work to develop talents in all aspects of theatre by fostering the cultural values theatre develops and collaborating among member chapters.

Reservations for Dinner à la Morte must be made before 5:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at Heritage Center’s Farber Box Office, open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; by phone at 563.585.SHOW; or online at Farber Box Office will be closed Thursday, Dec. 22, through Monday, Jan. 2. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, Jan. 3.