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Greenhouse of Teays Valley offers dinner theater

Aug. 17, 2012 @ 12:00 AM

HURRICANE -- The Greenhouse of Teays Valley in Hurricane presents interactive murder mystery dinner theater, "Another Fistful of Bullets!" at 7 p.m. daily, Friday, Aug. 17 and Saturday, Aug. 18.

The murder mystery troupe, Murder and Merriment, will perform. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 304-397-6316. Tickets are $40 per guest.

This is the fourth murder mystery party presented at the Greenhouse by Murder and Merriment since April of this year. Previous murder mysteries have included "Murder at the Opera!," "Marriage, Mob, & Murder!," and "A Murderous Reunion!"

According to a press release, "Another Fistful of Bullets" involves a cast and crew from Columbia Pictures rehearsing and filming scenes for a new western movie. Unfortunately, the film, which is badly over budget and behind schedule, is directed by the tyrannical and egotistical director, King Vidal. There are many who want to shut down this movie permanently. The guests at the murder party will become extras in the film and will also be deputized as junior detectives by Ellery King once a crime is committed.

The cast includes: Barry Dailey as the star of the film , Colin Westwood; George R. Snider III as Colin's sidekick, Carson Powell; Megan Murphy Mace as the delicate ingénue, Lena Lake; Bill Tussey as the bombastic director, King Vidal; George Scott Black as the villain in the film, Jack Valance; Ashley Taylor as the ambitious assistant director, Christiana Strausberg; Diana Ayers as the wardrobe mistress, Marlena Barrymore; Jane Modlin as the studio vice president, Jane Paramount; and Brian Cook as Detective Ellery King.

Murder and Merriment has found tremendous success at The Greenhouse as nearly every party has sold out. This has become a unique monthly event for residents of Teays Valley and has attracted guests from Huntington, Charleston, Ironton, Ashland, and even as far away as Pikeville, Ky.

The Greenhouse of Teays Valley, located at 3554 Teays Valley Road, Hurricane, provides a venue for those wishing to shop for art, designer beads, specialty and gourmet sauces, jams, jellies, rubs and salsa. Visitors can also find an array of Weber Grills, which are a cornerstone of the business run by brothers Eric and Joe Reckard. The gift shop/restaurant serves meals and also sponsors grilling classes, fondue parties and sushi-making classes.

Murder will also be on the monthly fare throughout the rest of the year with the next murder party, "Dead Man's Hand" presented Sept. 21 and 22.

Murder and Merriment performs murder parties all over the Tri-State. For more information about the murder mystery company, call 304-634-8581.