With the bar bathed in blue light, the sound of smooth saxophone music wafting from the alley and six talented characters ready to entertain, the latest murder mystery dinner theatre at NSU is ready to be solved by audience members. With it’s film noir aesthetic, the set is sure to get the audience in the investigative mood while cast members provide the mystery story and a few laughs.
In “Here’s Killing You Kid,” set in Bigelow’s Bar, P.I. Jack Barlow waits for his big break with the bartender, Charlie. When Mrs. Forsythe comes in with her tale about her missing husband, the P.I. is on the case. When other colorful characters come into play, it’s up to the audience to solve the mystery.
“The audience can expect the classic feel of past dinner theatres at NSU, but with new director Robert Richoux, it’s a fresh take on the dinner theatre scene here,” said cast member Sean Grady, who plays the leading private eye, Jack Barlow. Bethany Lee, playing Mrs. Forsythe, said audience members can expect to be pulled right into the plot and the lives of the characters they play. Sam Wright, as Charlie the Bartender, said the audience can expect a lot of laughs with a few plot twists.
Remaining showtimes are Aug. 1-4 on the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium stage at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 and advance reservations are required. For information or reservations, call (318) 357-4218.
Photos by Hannah Richardson