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Evening of 'mystery, romance' to benefit United Way-NCMS

 

Actors from The Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre of Jackson act out a scene in a past production. A United Way of North Central Mississippi fundraiser Feb. 8 in Starkville will feature the troupe.

Actors from The Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre of Jackson act out a scene in a past production. A United Way of North Central Mississippi fundraiser Feb. 8 in Starkville will feature the troupe. Photo by: Courtesy photo

 

Jan Swoope

 

 

Mystery and romance will be key ingredients in an entertaining evening of "whodunit" in Starkville Feb. 8. An annual Mystery Theatre Dinner benefiting United Way of North Central Mississippi begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.  

 

The Detectives Theatre troupe out of Jackson will premiere "Double the Love," a new production written especially for the fundraiser.  

 

"This troupe is well known to the area, and their audiences always respond to their performances with a unanimous request for more," said United Way-NCMS Executive Director Candy Crecink.  

 

"It's a definite mystery, with a bit of romantic twists and turns to spice it up, according to Detectives member Kiane Bounds," Crecink added. 

 

The evening will begin with appetizers and beverages as attendees select their table and partner with fellow mystery solvers. Throughout dinner, patrons will be drawn into the scenes and put their collective sleuthing skills to work to solve the mystery unfolding around them.  

 

"Clues are boundless, and there will be laughter, tweaks on the cheek and a possible smooch or two assured," Crecink said. 

 

To cap off the evening, a drawing for a "romantic surprise" for two will be held.  

 

"Everyone will want to make sure their ticket stub is included for a chance to win," the director said. 

 

 

 

How to go 

 

Event tickets are $50, tax deductible, available by calling 662-323-3830, emailing [email protected] or by contacting any board member. They include Stephanie Arnett, Angella Baker, Lateshia Butler, Samantha Cummins, Laura Daniels, Ra'Sheda Forbes, Michelle Garraway, Liz Graves, Robyn Havard, Kiane Hunt, Chase Landrum, Jennifer Lomen, Paul Luckett, Stein McMullen, Adrienne Morris, Thad Oswalt, Caitlin Rackley, Grenell Rogers, Richard Switzer and Joyce VanEtten. 

 

United Way of North Central Mississippi champions initiatives that bring people together for the purpose of building a community better for everyone.  

 

"Join your neighbors for this entertaining evening of mystique and become a part of 'stronger neighbors make a stronger community.' A fact, not a mystery," said Crecink. 

 

Learn more about the agency at unitedwayncms.com. 

 

The Hilton Garden Inn is located at 975 Highway 12 E. in Starkville.

 

Jan Swoope is the Lifestyles Editor for The Commercial Dispatch.

 

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