Great Escape: Murder Mystery Dinner in Dallas

This intriguing comedic event will be held this weekend and next at the Dallas Theater - Civic Center.

Your teens are holding a car wash at the high school Saturday. The grandparents volunteered to take the younger children to a movie Sunday afternoon. Your tweens take tap on Wednesday evening. It’s your time. Take it.

Each week, we’ll tell you about great ideas to give you a much-deserved break and make your life a little easier—maybe a whole lot easier.

Over the next two weekends in Dallas, you may join the Marzetti family for dinner and to help them solve a mystery. They will be paying their final respects to Vito “The Gut” Marzetti who was gunned down in an "apparent" mob gangland slaying in 1928.  

Funeral for a Gangster: An Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre Show will be presented by the Dallas Theater's Main Street Players. Actors include:

  • Joey “The Lump” Marzetti ~ Michael Scarbro
  • Ruby “Fingers” Marzetti ~ Cynthia Edwards
  • Frankie “Marbles” Marzetti ~ Ginnie Edwards
  • Lena Marzetti ~ Holli Wright
  • Special Agent D. Farmer ~ Chloe Barner

Formed in 2010, The Main Street Players is the Dallas Theater’s resident community theater program dedicated to bringing quality theater to northwest Georgia. The theater is a program of the city of Dallas.

In addition to this month's production, other plays by The Main Street Players will be Peter Pan by the Main Street Kids in March and Grease, the Musical in April.

Past Main Street Player productions have included Steel Magnolias in March 2010, The Pajama Party Murders last October and The Marvelous Wonderettes in April.

Main Street Kids presented The Wizard of Oz last October and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory in March.

The dinner-show will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7 p.m. on Oct. 21 and 22 and 3 p.m. Oct. 23. (For the last show, no dinner will be served.)

An Italian dinner will be catered by , which has locations in Hiram, Villa Rica and Lithia Springs.

Lasagna, grilled chicken breast, rice pilaf, seasoned green beans, tossed salad and rolls will be on the menu. Desserts offered will be baklava and cannoli.

Tickets are $30 each, including dinner and the show. For the Oct. 23 matinee (with no dinner), tickets are $15.

Ticket purchases must be made in person at the Dallas Theater Box Office, 208 Main St.—under the theater marquee—on Mondays, Wednesdays or Fridays from 3 to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Contacts: dallastheater@gmail.com or 678-363-0813.



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