Mount Hope Estate & Winery will host its seventh annual interactive, culinary “who-done-it” Murder Mystery Dinner Theater this February and March. Guests are invited to join the gala premier of a brand new play featuring several of favorite Jane Austen characters together for the first time, in an epistolary show.
Jane Austen's most ardent fans call themselves 'Janeites’ (the original fan club; the model for "Trekkies" and the like). The enthusiasm of these devotees’ easily rivals that of the subcultures surrounding Star Trek or Harry Potter. The evening affords both Janeites and non-Janeites the opportunity to immerse themselves in Regency Period England (1811-1820).
The professional competition among the actors and the high stress circumstances triggered by the opening of the new play will lead to some deadly consequences, leaving those attending the evening’s festivities to discover the truth.
Guests will be treated to a delicious four-course meal, during which you will hobnob with stars of the play as well as the playwright herself. There will be other entertainments in which you may participate, such as English Country Dancing, tours of the Mansion, and additional surprises.
The event’s culinary experience begins with an Appetizer of Fresh Ricotta and Radish Crostini. The first Course will be a White Soup of Tender Chicken with Rice and the Second Course will feature a Smoked Pork Loin with Mustard Cream Sauce served with Roasted Red Bliss Potatoes, Peas, Carrots and Bath Rolls with Butter. The meal will conclude with a dessert of a Baked Apple with Raisins and Spices. A vegetarian and gluten free meal option is also available upon advanced request.
Murder at Mount Hope Mansion, Fridays (7 PM) and Saturdays (1 & 7 PM), February 6 through March 28. Visit PaRenFaire.com for more details. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission is $42.95 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are strongly recommended. Reservations can be made by visiting PARenFaire.com or by calling the Box Office at 717-665-7021, ext. 231. Mount Hope Estate, home of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, is located on Route 72, ½ mile south of PA Turnpike exit 266, 15 miles north of Lancaster and 14 miles east of Hershey.
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