Dinner theater production mixes mystery with comedy

Dinner theater production mixes mystery with comedy

If you’re looking for a mystery mixed in with comedy, the Peninsula Arts Appreciation Council’s latest production might be a perfect option for you.

Its latest production is a dinner theater mystery called Living Better without Dying.

The play has a cast of eleven actors that interact with the audience throughout the play.  Living Better without Dying is an original production written by cast members.

PAAC has put on dinner theaters for the past three years, so there are some returning characters from previous productions.

“It’s a kind of format we started and it just seems like some of these are repeat characters from past shows, and they do a really good job with it, so if you’ve seen it before, you’ll see some familiarity with it, but if you haven’t it’s a totally new script so it stands on its own too,”  Living Better without Dying director Al Keefer said.

Keefer said during the winter it’s fun to do smaller productions, and it’s a good way to interact with different groups in the community.

“It’s kind of nice to have to have a different venue, and it also gives us an opportunity to work with different organizations and groups, because we work with the Elks and the Eagles and all different kinds of groups in the past, so it lets us integrate more with the community,” he said.

The dinner theater is Saturday night starting at 6 p.m. at the Negaunee Eagles Club.  The menu includes antipasta salad, meat and vegetarian lasagna, bread sticks, and dessert.

Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.   Tickets are available at the Negaunee Eagles Club, The Vista Theater Thrift Shop, and Midtown Bakery.