“CURSE OF THE HOPELESS DIAMOND” OFFERS THRILLS, LAUGHS AND DINNER, SEPT. 27 & 28 AT THE LCCC
LINCOLN CITY – Everyone enjoys a good mystery, but not everyone gets to solve one — unless they come to the Lincoln City Cultural Center on Friday, Sept. 27, or Saturday, Sept. 28. That’s when the auditorium will be filled with intrigue and laughter, inspired by the mystery dinner theatre event, “Curse of the Hopeless Diamond,” performed by the NCRD Riverbend Players Theater.
The show follows Reginald Potter (Brian McMahon) as he tries to fend off supposed attempts to steal his cursed diamond, which has been in his family for centuries. Among the pursuers of the diamond is his Vegas vamp wife, Daphne (Sedona Torres), plus a slew of bumbling detectives (Michael Dinan, Stewart Martin, Candace Nelson, Betsy McMahon), supposedly hired to protect Reggie and his diamond. Will the gypsy curse on the Hopeless Diamond claim yet another victim — if so, who is the victim and who is the guilty one? There’s only one way to find out because the audience will be invited to participate in solving the mystery.
“Curse of the Hopeless Diamond,” directed by Frank Johnson, offers its audience to laugh, puzzle and dine, all at the same time. There are even prizes, awarded to the audience members who solve the crime.
The NCRD Riverbend Players debuted this play in May, with four sold-out shows at the Tsunami Grill in Wheeler. The LCCC is proud to welcome the Players to Lincoln City for two shows, 7 pm on both Friday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 28. A four-course dinner, including dessert, will be provided by the Nepali Kitchen Restaurant.
Tickets, including dinner, are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. The doors will open at 6:30 pm, with dinner at 7 pm and the show at 7:30 pm. Beer and wine will be sold separately, by the LCCC volunteer bartender crew, throughout the evening.
For tickets and information, call 541-994-9994, head to lincolncity-culturalcenter.org, or become a friend on Facebook.