Murder, It’s What’s for Dinner

The cast of ‘Murder Medium Rare,’ a mystery dinner theater production being held at the Winnsboro Woman’s Club Sept. 27 – 28: Bill Wedding, David Brandenburg, Marcie Wedding, Jessica Shealy, Teresa Reed, Matt Shealy and Gary Baker.

The Pine Tree Playhouse has a reputation for delivering interesting dinner theater entertainment, and this time is no different. With their current production, they deliver fantastic entertainment and a killer dinner. Literally.

“Murder, Medium Rare” is an interactive mystery dinner theater.

“When noted cookbook author and food critic Marjorie Richmond is murdered at a dinner in her honor, everyone’s a suspect,” says the play description. “Was it her much younger, henpecked husband Jeffrey, Chef Roberto or one of the invited guests? This mystery allows audience members to test their powers of observation as they vote for their favorite killer candidate.”

“We have a great cast – some of our favorite Pine Tree Players – Andi Phipps, Marcie and Bill Wedding, Brian Garner, David Brandenburg and everyone’s favorite funny man Richard Gary Baker,” Murder mystery director Teresa Reed said. “I am especially excited to have two new actors in our cast, Matt and Jessica Shealy.

“Murder, Medium Rare is fun for the cast because they get to interact with the audience. I’m sure the audience will have as much fun as the cast.”

For the dinner entre, guest detectives will have a choice between roast beef or chicken. Each will be accompanied by Prince Edward vegetables and a cheesecake dessert. Somewhere between the entrée and the dessert, guests will witness the events leading up to the murder, see the murder happen before their eyes, interrogate the suspects and, ultimately, solve the case and catch the killer.

The two-night production is a fundraiser for the Pine Tree Playhouse and the Winnsboro Woman’s Club.

Murder is on the menu Friday, Sept. 27 and Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets for this dinner event are $30 per person or $50 per couple. Seating is limited, so reservations are required. Reservations can be made by calling 803-422-3524 or by emailing [email protected] with your contact information, the number in your party, which night you’ll be attending and your entre preference of chicken or roast beef.

Now, get your Sherlock Holmes hats on and your knives and forks out. It’s gonna be delicious!

Brian Garner has been a member of the Pine Tree Playhouse group since 2004. He is cast member of Murder, Medium Rare.