Arts council hosts annual mystery dinner theater |

Arts council hosts annual mystery dinner theater

Staff Reports

The Carson Valley Arts Council and the Proscenium Players, Inc. host “Polter Heist,” a murder mystery dinner-theater show.

The performance is March 13 at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and show begins at 6 p.m.

This production is a comedy, audience-interactive, murder mystery dinner-theater show written by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose. The action takes place at the Carson Valley Inn where the Bogeyman Outreach Organization (BOO), a support group for ghosts, is holding their annual convention. Audiences will witness a séance, meet the hotel’s ghoul-in-residence and learn the dark secrets of the show’s characters.

Besides Madam Zelda and the Professor, there is Phyllis and Jim Lodge, the hotel’s squabbling owners, Dana Scullery and Fox Smolder, from BOO’s Washington, D.C., chapter, and Janet from Another Planet, a DJ with a past.

Tickets are $35 for Friends of CVAC and $38 for general admission. Reservations for parties of eight are $265 for Friends of CVAC or $280 for others.

There will also be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. This event is the Carson Valley Arts Council’s annual fundraiser. All proceeds from the show, silent auction and 50/50 raffle go to the CVAC’s Capital Campaign to retire the note on the Copeland Cultural Arts Center.

Ticket prices include buffet dinner with dessert. There is also a no-host bar.

Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 782-8207.

Tickets should be purchased by March 10. Tickets will not be available at the door.