Habitat for Humanity is presenting an I Love Lucy spoof, on Friday, March 10th, 2017 at 6:00 pm, as a fundraising event. Take a walk down memory lane with Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel when the Drury Stage Comedy Troupe presents Trouble at the Tropicabana, an audience participation murder mystery by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose. The curtain rises at 6:00 PM at the Bounti-Fare Restaurant, on Route 8 in Adams. Proceeds from the dinner theatre event will benefit Northern Berkshire Habitat for Humanity, Inc. in their efforts to build affordable housing for deserving families in northern Berkshire County.
What can you expect from an audience participation murder mystery? Fun the minute you walk in the door! Doors open at 6:00PM, when you’ll get a chance to mingle with Lucy, Ricky, and other cast members as they drop hints about themselves, the show, and give you a chance to ask questions. At 6:30, sit down to multi-course chicken dinner prepared by Bounti-Fare Restaurant. Uncover clues to solve the mystery as the cast performs between courses.
The action takes place in Lucy and Ricky’s living room, then switches to Ricky’s club, the Tropicabana. You’ll hear Ricky sing some Latin favorites, see the Cabana girls dance, join in a conga line, and take mambo lessons. Besides Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel, you’ll meet movie mogul heiress Celia B. DeMilo, Mr. Big, a notorious gangster, and Ricky’s cousin Rosita. Will Ricky sign a movie contract? Is Celia who she claims to be? Will Lucy and Ethel ruin Ricky’s big chance with another harebrained scheme to get into show business? What’s the escaped convict Mr. Big doing at Ricky’s club? How do the Cabana girls keep those fruit baskets on their heads? And who committed the murder? The murder? That’s right—the murder! Someone will be ruthlessly murdered at the end of the show, and it’s up to you to solve the crime!
Tickets for the dinner and show are $25.00 each and are available until Wednesday, March 8. Tickets are available on-line at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2882820 or call the Habitat Office at (413) 664-4440.