Monday, October 24, 2011

Murder and Dinner in Lisbon

Lisbon – Several local celebrities will be volunteering their time as suspects in a Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre event taking place Friday and Saturday, October 28 and 29, at 6 pm, in Heritage Hall of the Lisbon Public Library, 101 E. Main Street, Lisbon.

The event, titled Who Killed John Bardsley? will begin at Heritage Hall and will feature a staged murder and nine suspects. Audiences will be asked to examine the evidence, interview the suspects and make a determination for themselves as to who is responsible for the fictional murder of Lisbon City Council Member John Bardsley.

The fundraiser event, written by Barb Bardsley, Joe Jennison and Amy White, will benefit three local non-profit organizations: The Lisbon History Center, Lisbon Public Library and Southeast Linn Community Center. The committee is planning a progressive dinner with appetizers, dinner and desserts taking place in each of the three organizations’ buildings.

“This event has been a hoot to put together,” says Joe Jennison, Volunteer Chair of the Event. “Audiences should expect lots of fun and surprises as local celebrities, friends and neighbors, each become obsessed with murder. By purchasing a ticket, you not only will get a great meal and a goofy tongue-in-cheek murder mystery, but you will help three very important local non-profits.”

Tickets are $25, and are available at the Lisbon Public Library or Shepley Pharmacy in Mount Vernon. Further information is available through Lisbon Public Library at (319) 455-2800.

Suspects (split over the two nights) include: Slaton Anthony, Gregg Bova, Becky Bunting, Noreen Bush, Megan Dietsch, Ian Dye, Rich Eskelsen, Jake Krob, Diane McAfee, Karen Mills, Mike Moran, Anton Rood, Braden Rood, Nina Scott, Robin Stoker, Darryl Studt, and Shannon Studt.

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