Playing cards is a lot like life. There’s something to the game when considering which kind of hand you’re dealt. Figure in a dash of luck, hedge your bets with the draw of chance and the outcome can leave you dancing in the moonlight or crying in your cocktail. But what if you’re dealt a deadly hand?
Well, leave it to the Proscenium Players to stack the cards and place some outrageous bets beginning Friday, January 20. Celebrating their 47th season, the Carson City-based theater troupe will lay down the cards and let the chips fall where they may during the murder mystery dinner “Dealt a Deadly Hand: Murder at the Carson City Casino Royale.”
Partnered with Gold Dust West for six performances through February 4, this mystery dinner spoofs the movie Casablanca and the American dream of winning the jackpot. You’ll meet crafty Native Americans, sneaky senior citizens, and Australian Croc Chaser, a two-faced lawyer, a kid with two left feet, a gambling casino owner with a Humphrey Bogart complex and a gold-digging ex-wife. Throw music and mayhem into the mix and you have one heck of a table game going.
The Proscenium Players theater group has been presenting high quality Community Theater in Carson City since 1965 and is the second oldest continuously-operating theater company in Nevada. Over the years, their shows have featured hair-splitting mysteries, dramas, musicals, comedy, improvisational, old favorites and avant-garde.
Performances are Friday’s & Saturday’s, January 20-21, 27-28 and February 3-4 at 6 p.m., in the Gold Dust West Pinion Room. The shows come with a buffet dinner of a beef or chicken selection, salad, rolls, vegetables, dessert, coffee and an evening of fun. There’s also a cash bar. Tickets start at $32 and reservations are required, 775 781-0664.
The stakes are high and we’re betting you’ll walk away a winner with this series of performances. Speaking of winners, a winner was announced this morning for the Facebook contest for two tickets and a one night stay at Gold Dust West. Joe Childs of Carson City will see “Dealt a Deadly Hand: Murder at the Carson City Casino Royale,” Friday, Jan. 20 at 6 p.m. Congrats Joe!
What murder mystery character do you relate most to?