Murder mystery coming to a playhouse near you


The Mineola Pilot Club and Lake Country Playhouse are hosting a murder mystery dinner theater at the Mineola Civic Center on Saturday, March 28. 

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Tables of six are $210, tables of eight are $280 and individual tickets are $35. Contact Diane at 903-343-7570 to make reservations.

Local businesses, Pilot Club members and friends have donated items for raffle including wine baskets, Adirondack chairs, leotards for a child and doll and a birthday party at East Texas Twisters, a gift card basket and a four-piece Vera Bradley cosmetic bag. Tickets are $2 each. 

Linda and Charles Fry have donated wine baskets and a vacation condo for the live auction, and the Pilot Club will have beautiful wine stoppers, bottle openers and pens for sale.

The Mineola High School Anchor Club will sell purses for $20, and one winner will go home with a Coach purse.

The mysterious play, “Strictly Come Murder,” is based on the British version of the television show Dancing With the Stars. In the play, the long running TV series, “Seriously Dancing,” is in its 14th year hosted by the popular presenter Bruce Falseteeth.

However, Bruce is found murdered. The suspects include Foxy Trott (presenter) and all four judges: Charles Stone, Tony Buttontelli, Len Badguy and Leah Tard.

The guests decide who is the murderer.

Enjoy the dinner, show and lots of fun, dressed in Sunday best or after-five attire.