Anybody for tea?
When I first decided to add dinner theater to my adventure list, I was thinking about something fancy like The Yellow Rose Theater or Medieval Times. But as always with this adventure list, God is always showing me ways to look outside of the box, that I like to live in. It really wouldn't have been an adventure for me to go out to eat at a fancy restaurant. But it is an adventure to put my Valentine's Dinner date night in the hands of teenagers.
So when I found out about the teenagers at my church putting on a Murder Mystery Dinner for couples on the weekend before Valentine's Day, I committed to do it. After all the money they raised was going towards their State Youth Conventions and International Youth Conventions. So since you all know I love teenagers, I thought this would be great. Only 30 dollars a couple! Most nice restaurants would be twice that for a fancy meal.
We stopped at the hosts desk and recieved our programs and were seated at a table with 3 other couples. Our drink menu choices were Iced Tea or Water, which they kept filled pretty regularly. Then they brought out our salads or soups. The soup of the day was potato, but since I had chosen our choices before, we both ate the salads. I am saddened that I did not take pictures of the food. When I purchased the tickets we made our food choices then. Out of two choices for the entree, Chicken Parmasean or Spaghetti with Meat Balls. We had Chicken Parmasean and I really have to say it was wonderful. Afterwards we were served our choice of 3 cheesecakes, Raspberry, Chocolate or Carmel. John got the raspberry and I ate the carmel off of the cheesecake. I am not a cheesecake fan. Next the lights were dimmed and the show began.
The story starts off with a homicide detective asking his boss to be transferred to the Arson squad, when the Supervisor asks why he must tell the tale.
Across the street from this detective lived six lonely old women. Their favorite pasttime was staring at said detective through binoculars. They realized that the only way to meet him would be if they devised a plan.
A murderous plot was devised and the remaining 5 ladies prepared to meet the detective. When the detective shows up with his apprentice and dismisses their claim that the lady was murdered. They get frustrated.
The ladies unable to convience the detective that they are serious, result in choosing their next victim. The 4 ladies pull out the rat poison and close their eyes. Each of them get a chance to poison the victim's tea without the others really know if they did it. Therefore the only one who knows who poisoned the old lady is the criminal.
As the detective is brought back this time, he realizes that someone will die each time until he puts a stop to this plot. He cleverly figures out the killer! As he goes to to arrest the criminal, the other ladies fight over him and fawn over him. So much that he leaves the house screaming in terror.
Upon hearing this story, the supervisor agrees that the best option is to promote the detective to the arson squad. Minutes later the detective is sent out on his first case:a fire was started at a little house of elderly women, right across the street.
The cast did a wonderful job! I was so proud of these students. Some that I have met before and some that I hope to get to know in the future. The youth servers, cooks, hosts, and the youth director were also amazing! My lesson in this adventure is never assume paying more money is going to bring you a better experience. My husband and I had a blast at this dinner. We are so proud that instead of giving our money to a corporation, we are supporting those we love. We strive as a couple to put our money into the little guys pockets as much as we can. I know that the more I do that the more I will strengthen those relationships God has put in my life.
My challenge for you is that you find a way this week to support someone locally, you never know where that relationship will go! happy Valentine's Day my loved ones! I thank you for supporting me as I grow and change in this blog.