Pulling into the station soon is the murder-mystery dinner train, our annual collaboration with Florida Railroad Museum. This year's show is entitled Shop ‘Til You Drop—Dead! by Craig Sodaro. We are already rehearsing and look forward to opening night on February 3. You can purchase tickets online starting in January at https://www.frrm.org/train-rides/murder-mystery-dinner-train/.
About the play:
The show is a parody of long-running TV game shows and features a bit of audience participation. This play involves sometimes ridiculous (but always intense) conflict behind the scenes, escalating until tensions mount and somebody will Shop 'Til You (they? he? she?) Drop—Dead! It looks like this game show may morph into a reality show to catch who-done-it.
Want to be a part of the action? Dress up as a wacky game show contestant, and you may be one of three audience members chosen to participate in the shopping on stage!
If you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, or just to experience a truly memorable time with friends, make a point to get tickets early when they go on sale in January. The event includes a train ride out to (and back from) Willow depot, a delectable catered meal served in a dinner tent, and, of course the who-done-it mystery. People come from all over the state to see the show and this quickly becomes a sold out event, so don’t wait too long to reserve your spot!
Got questions about our next show? Want to know how you might fit in? New talent is always welcome.
If you'd like to join us BACKSTAGE or audition for our next shows, please contact us through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. As always, we are looking forward to meeting and entertaining you.
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Karen Romant earned a master’s degree in theater from Florida State University in 1997 and her B.A. in 1993 from Cal State Northridge. Both in California and Florida, Romant has worked professionally as a freelance performer, director, educator and drama consultant, but her first love is live theater and working with people who love making theater. The production company of Parrish Playworks, Inc. grew out of a mutual passion for history, good old-fashioned storytelling, and theater. It was founded by the creative team (plus most of the cast and crew) behind Red Rooster Tales: The Train to Yesterday, a play with music crafted from local stories. Since 2013, Parrish Playworks has produced both original storytelling or contemporary plays and performances that feature local talent (writers, actors, musicians, technicians, designers, and directors) in venues all over this region of Manatee, Hillsborough, and Sarasota Counties..