Suspicion for Supper

Dinner theater murder mysteries are perfect for those of us who think that theatrical stage works are severely lacking in delicious appetizers and mock audience fatalities. Powerful dramatic scenes dripping with human pathos are all well and good. But throw in a cheese tray and have the dude two rows in front of you get shot in the neck halfway through the second act and you have yourself one helluva well-rounded evening. For the last few years Darryl Allara and Ken Freehill have been doing just that for our nation's military men, women and allies, writing and performing interactive murder mysteries for troops at home and abroad. They graciously present The Great American Game Show Comedy Mystery to benefit Rover Dramawerks, who will be hosting the event at the Cox Building Playhouse, 1517 H Avenue in Plano. Admission price of $25 includes an hors d'oeuvre reception, goodies at intermission and entry into the Best Guess Prize pool. Active military in uniform or retired personnel with military I.D. only pay $15. The reception starts at 7:15 p.m. and the sleuthing begins at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Reservations can be made by calling 972-849-0358. For more information, call 214-317-9765 or visit
Fri., Sept. 8, 8 p.m.; Sat., Sept. 9, 8 p.m.
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Geoff Johnston