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March 5, 2013
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When 'Irish Eyes' are slaying

Director Rich Garrett knows who did it, but he's not telling.

Theatre of Arts Discipline's interactive murder mystery, "The Irish Eyes Murders," by Bill Scurato, is March 15 at Carson Valley Inn. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner and performance at 6 p.m.

"It's fun. This one is much more modern," Garrett said of the second annual Springfest fundraiser for the Carson Valley Arts Council. "It's your typical St. Patrick's Day theme with an Irish bar owner and his daughter. Mix in a bunch of shady characters, and you've got a fast-paced murder mystery."

The mystery takes place on St. Patrick's Day with the staff of the Blue Shamrock Inn.

A Karaoke party is in full swing when suddenly, there is a scream, and the former high school football hero, Dick Richardt, is dead.

The audience will have a chance to ask the suspects questions, and help solve the murder.

"The action takes place on stage and with the actors moving through the audience," Garrett said. "They get to ask questions of suspects, and really get to be a part of the play."

Organizers said the show is set in the '80s, so if guests feel like stepping back in time to big hair, off-the-shoulder sweatshirts, and tight jeans, come dressed for the era.

As well as directing, Garrett appears in the play along with Sabrina Martin, Wendy Hoag, Melody Ricketts, Brynn Garrett, Robert Miller, Jack Hollingshead, Marcus Cotton and Austin Dickey.

Guests will also have an opportunity to bid on items in a silent auction, or buy raffle tickets for an original quilt which will be on display.

Raffle tickets are $5 each; five for $20; or 30 for $100.

All proceeds benefit the renovation of the Copeland Lumber Warehouse into a fixed-seat performance hall.

The drawing for the quilt will be during intermission of the last concert of the 2012-2013 season May 10.

Those making a $25 or more contribution to the CVAC Capital Campaign will receive an original pin or pendant created by artist Pam Brekas, and have their picture taken with the big check.

Tickets are $35 for arts council members, or $37 for nonmembers. Tables of eight are $265 for members, or $280 for nonmembers.

Reservations are required, and tickets are available at

For more information, call 782-8207.

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