The Old Theater in Oriental is pleased to announce a Christmas production of Who Stole Father Christmas? This production is an interactive murder mystery presented by Bill Hand and his cast of characters to benefit the Old Theater. Our audiences will remember Bill as the director of Exit the King (2014), as Samuel Clemens in Mark Twain: Day & Night (2016), which Bill compiled and performed. He just recently written and directed another interactive murder mystery, Miss Murple’s Last Case which was performed in April of this year at The Old Theater.
Who Stole Father Christmas? takes place in the North Pole. Father Christmas has been kidnapped! A ransom note is found, and fruitcakes are left behind for the elves. Mother Christmas calls a council of fictional Christmas characters to help her get Father Christmas returned before Christmas; otherwise Christmas will be ruined! Why did Mother Christmas call on these Christmas characters: Jack Frost, James and Della from Gifts of the Magi, a grown-up Tiny Tim, and Scrooge from The Christmas Carol? What does she know about each of these characters? As the mystery unfolds, questions arise: Who kidnapped Father Christmas? And why?
And another mystery unfolding: Who on earth is the mysterious dark little girl who crashes the party and what does she ‘Want’?
There are many questions to be answered and mysteries to be solved! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to answer these questions: WHO? WHAT? WHERE? WHY?
During intermission, you will be given the opportunity to be your own crime solver where the suspects will be available for questioning. You can also ask other detectives questions or present your theories to them!
Who Stole Father Christmas? is suitable for all ages. This event will be performed at 7:30 pm on Friday and Saturday, December 1 & 2, 2017. Both performances will be held at the Old Theater, 609 Broad Street, Oriental. Tickets are $12.00 and $10.00 for military and Old Theater members. Tickets on sale starting November 3 at Nautical Wheelers (Oriental and New Bern) and online at www.oldtheater.org. On performance dates at the Old Theater box office.
All proceeds of this event go to benefit the Old Theater, a non-profit organization.