On April 10 and 12, the Christendom College class of 2015 will present the annual Mystery Dinner Theater at the college’s St. Lawrence Commons. Titled, “Mental Reservation: The West Wing Story,” this year’s edition of the popular college tradition is written and directed by seniors Josh Van Hecke and Stephen Hyland, and promises to perplex and delight the inner detective in everyone.
An annual tradition at Christendom, this year’s hilarious, clever, and classic tale of mystery and political intrigue will feature an eclectic cast of students from every class, presenting the audience not only with fine acting, but fine dining as well. Promising to be a night of suspense and sustenance, audience members will be able to become a part of the action as well, with the option to bribe cast members for clues during the night to help find the killer and win prizes. All of the proceeds from this year’s Mystery Dinner Theater will benefit the senior class gift.
Doors open at 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, with the show beginning at 7:30 p.m. A limited number of tickets ($20/adult, $8/children 12 and under, $15/student, and a table for 7 adults at a discounted rate of $120) are available for this popular event, which has sold out in years past. All interested parties are encouraged to purchase tickets as soon as possible. Dinner will be included in the cost for admission, and there will be a cash bar at the event as well.
Those wishing to reserve tickets online should order them at https://www.christendom.edu/mystery. Tickets are also available for reservation by phone, by calling (540) 636-2900 ext. 1235. Guests may also pay at the door with cash, check, or a major credit card.
All proceeds will go toward the 2015 senior class gift, which will aid in the renovation of the pavilion next to the college’s main administrative building Regina Coeli Hall, allowing more outdoor space for students, faculty, staff, and visitors to the college to socialize and partake in the beauty of campus.