JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. – The mystery dinner, “Funeral for a Gangster,” kicks off a series of four dinners March 2-3, 9-10, 16-17 and 23-24 at the Historic Eureka Inn. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and dinner is served at 7 p.m.
“Funeral for a Gangster” was written by Eileen Moushey and produced for Special Arrangement by Mysteries By Moushey, Inc.
Guests will be transported back in time to 1928 as the inn becomes a speakeasy, “Ruby’s Place.” Vito “The Gut” Marzetti has been gunned down in a gangland slaying right after indulging in his third serving of moo goo gai pan. Audience members gather with his surviving family to mourn the reputed mobster. Participants will join in the fun by sharing their “eulogies” for the dearly departed Vito, all while wearing their best 1920s costumes. Prizes will be awarded for Best Costume, as well as Most Confused, and Most Creative.
Guests become amateur detectives, will witness dastardly deeds, personally interrogate suspects and search the inn for clues. A four-course Italian meal will be served before the “services” begin. Guests can choose from a Caesar or mixed greens salad, spaghetti Bolognese or fettuccine alfredo with broccoli, chicken Marsala or caprese stuffed Portobello mushroom. All entrees will be served with sautéed green beans and garlic mashed potatoes with a cannoli poke cake for dessert.
Tickets for “Funeral for a Gangster” may be purchased for $50 plus tax at the Historic Eureka Inn, or by calling 423-913-6100. All Eureka Inn overnight guests will receive a $10 discount on their Mystery tickets. Parking is free, located down 1st Avenue and on Main Street.
For more information on the Historic Eureka Inn and the mystery dinners, visit www.eurekajonesborough.com.
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