WHAT: “Lake of the Crimes” – Interactive murder mystery dinner theater show set at a lake resort community.
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 7, 2015, 6:00 pm at Lake of the Pines, Magnolia Pointe
Grille, 11665 Lakeshore North, Auburn, CA. 95602.
HOW: For tickets stop in the administration office of Lake of the Pines, 11665
Lakeshore North, Auburn, CA. 95602 or call Dave Atkinson at (916) 230-1335. Dinner
and show: $45 per person.
WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, June 14, 2015, 6:30 pm at Naggiar Vineyards, 18125
Rosemary Lane, Grass Valley CA 95949
HOW: For reservations visit http://naggiarvineyards.com/events/ or call (530) 268-
9059. Dinner and show: $55 Wine Club Members, $60 Non- Members, (plus tax)
DETAILS: “Lake of the Crimes”, written and directed by Dave Atkinson and produced
by MMG Productions, is the story of adultery, greed and deceit at a lake resort
community, very similar to Lake of the Pines. As guests arrive they learn there has
been a murder of one of the residents of the community who happens to have quite a
few enemies and shady business dealings. The key suspects are other residents who
have had run-ins with the victim. These residents are played by professional actors as
well as some of the mystery guests who have volunteered to play a role. When making
reservations any audience members who would like to be considered to play a small
role should let them know. Those selected will be contacted by director Dave Atkinson
prior to the show and giving all they need to play the character.
As the evening continues dinner is served (see dinner menus below) while the action
and developments of the mystery continue to unfold. A second murder is committed
and everyone in the room is an eyewitness. Further clues are found throughout the
room as the guests are encouraged to work as detective teams and conduct their own
investigations. More evidence is revealed and a third murder is committed before
dinner is finished. Over dessert, the guests are asked to fill out answer sheets stating
who they think committed each of the murders and what the motive was for each.
Following a solution scene where the culprits are arrested, prizes are awarded to the
best and worst detective teams in the audience.
Murder Mystery Dinner Menu at Lake of the Pines Magnolia Pointe Grille:
Pan Seared Pork Tenderloin with Mushroom Marsala Sauce
Grilled Asparagus with Citrus Aioli
Creamy Four Cheese Polenta
Tossed Green Salad
Fresh Bread and Butter
Country Style Mixed Berry Shortcake
Murder Mystery Dinner Menu at Naggiar Vineyards:
Summer salad of mixed greens, roasted corn, cucumbers, cherry tomatoes, shaved
parmesan cheese, and lemon-herb vinaigrette
Slow roasted beef short ribs in a red wine gravy
Creamy mashed potatoes with light horseradish
Garlic braised greens
Rolls & butter
Blueberry-peach cobbler with whipped cream
Curried lentils with roasted vegetables, mashed potatoes, and braised greens