A whodunit mystery set in the 1940s on Saturday night drew inmany Sherlock Holmes wannabees whose soul mission in life was to bethe one who found out who the murderer was and where the milliondollars was hidden.
Dotted with innuendos here and clues there, the audience wasimmediately enthralled in the storyline. Complimented with a threecourse meal, a choice of prime rib, chicken or vegetarian lasagnaalong with salad and dessert, the audience was captivated by theunraveling play.
A séance at the beginning to bring back a murderedgangster named Rocky was used to find out where the money washidden took a turn for the worse and convinced even the mostskeptical.
There were two problems to be solved, one being who murderedRocky and the other being where the money was. During each sceneclues were dropped here and there, which kept people guessing theentire time. The characters allowed the audience to interrogatethem after each scene. This incorporated each person into the showand allowed each audience member to grow one step closer to solvingthe mystery.
This production, which was put on by Eagle Entertainment and theDining Service, was by far one of the best productions put onyet.
This being its first year at Eastern, the Murder Mystery Dinnerwas a big success, no one left disappointed. Mr. and Miss Easternalong with the ASEWU president were all in attendance and hadnothing but wonderful things to say about the production.
“I liked how there was constant interaction with theactors and how the play was constantly unraveling throughout theentirety of the meal,” said Mr. Eastern, Torry Bruce.
This dinner is something that will hopefully be incorporatedinto the homecoming week line up every year because”it’s the best thing I’ve ever seen. I waspleasantly surprised at how well done the entire production was. Itwas well worth the nineteen dollars that I paid,” said AdamSt. Mary.
The few that did solve the crime had their names submittedin a drawing for a night at the Davenport Hotel in downtownSpokane.
Others who didn’t win walked away full and happy. Theprime rib, chicken and vegetarian lasagna were culinary delights.As was the dessert, chocolate cake, which for all the chocolatelovers in the audience was “…the best thingever.”
Also, most left with the satisfaction that if their mysterysolving skills were ever put to the test again they could helpsolve the whodunit question.