2023-2024 Season

…In The Time of Old Age

By Gord Carruth

You’ve been waiting, and now we can finally announce the replacement show for our last performances of the season!

Two elderly gentlemen, a New York Jew and his friend, a World War II veteran, both with little time left to live, unexpectedly come into a fortune. With their new status and the help of a beautiful lawyer they have some fun pulling off a brilliant sting on a bank manager of questionable integrity and morality, all to the benefit of older people. Action takes place in the early 1990s.

Show Dates:
April 18-21, 2024
Thursday/Friday/Saturday Evening shows: 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee show: 2:30pm

Time of Old Age - 4/18/24

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Time of Old Age - 4/19/24

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Time of Old Age - 4/20/24

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Time of Old Age - 4/21/24

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Past Shows

Last Breath at the Gin Mill

Sold Out!

The year is 1922 and the act of prohibition has forced all drinking establishments to close. Without easy access to liquor and establishments, “Speakeasies” such as the Gin Mill have sprung up all over the country, however this is the first of its kind in this city. It’s a usual night at the Gin Mill – until, that is, the biggest organized crime boss and mobster in the city, Bulletproof Bill Mahoney, is found dead! Suddenly, the patrons find themselves suspects in a murder investigation that has to be kept “hush hush” in order to keep the coppers away and the speakeasy open!

Get your tickets by calling the Rice Lake Senior Center at 715-234-7224.  There will be a dinner included as well as a cash bar.

NOTE:  Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased at the Rice Lake Senior Center before the event date.  There will be no ticket sales at the door for this event.

Show Date:
Saturday, October 7, 2023 @ 6pm
Location:  Rice Lake Senior Center

1920s Murder Mystery Dinner

It is the 1920s and the act of prohibition has forced all drinking establishments to close. Without easy access to liquor and establishments, “Speakeasies” such as the Caterpillar Club have sprung up all over the country, however this is the first of its kind in this city. It’s a usual night at the Caterpillar Club – until, that is, the biggest organized crime boss and mobster in the city, Bulletproof Bill Mahoney, is found dead! Suddenly, the patrons find themselves suspects in a murder investigation that has to be kept “hush hush” in order to keep the coppers away and the speakeasy open!

Attendees are encouraged to dress up in their best mobster suit or flapper dress. Prizes will be drawn for those who have the best costume as well as for those who guess the murderer correctly. Reservations are required and can be made by calling DiAnna Polak at 715-532-5968. Tickets are $50 per person, cash or check only, and can be paid at the door the night of the event.

Show Date:
Friday, November 3, 2023 @ 7pm
Location:  Worden Avenue Exchange

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens
Adapted by Beth Halverson

A Christmas Carol recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.  Come see this holiday classic at one of the 5 performances to kick off the Christmas season!

Show Dates:
November 30, December 1-3, 2023
Thursday/Friday/Saturday Evening shows: 7:30pm
Saturday/Sunday Matinee shows: 2:30pm

Murder at the Cherry Creek Saloon

by Leigh Clements

Welcome to the Cherry Creek Saloon, located in a small dusty town at the base of Pike’s Peak. The year is 1857 and the Wild West of legend is in full swing. Lively piano music sets the scene for an evening of fun, beer, and a tense card game at a table near the piano. With the pot growing and players on­ edge, all seems fine.

But then, an accusation of cheating against one of the players causes Jeb Lyman to overturn the table in his fury, and an all­out saloon brawl ensues! When the dust settles, a body is found beneath the rubble – the body of Jeb Lyman, one of the players at the cards table.

Join us for this interactive murder mystery dinner with an Old West theme. Costumes are encouraged with prizes for best dressed man and woman, plus a prize drawn from those who guess the murderer.

NOTE: Tickets are $40 per person and can only be purchased online, there will be no ticket sales at the door for this event.

Show Dates:
Saturday, December 9, 2023 @ 5pm
Sunday, December 10, 2023 @ 11:30am
Location:  Barron VFW, 1105 East Division Avenue, Barron, WI  54812

The Play That Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, & Henry Shields

This ambitious 1920s whodunit has everything you never want in a show: falling props, collapsing scenery, an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything…including their lines. How will this eager ensemble battle against all of the disastrous odds? Will they make it to the final curtain call? A mix of Monty Python and Sherlock Holmes, The Play That Goes Wrong is full of hilarious perfection.

Show Dates:
February 16-18, 23-25, 2024
Friday/Saturday Evening shows: 7:30pm
Sunday Matinee shows: 2:30pm

SOLD OUT!

Murder at the Farmhouse Estate

A 1920s Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner

The year is 1922 and the Roaring 20s are just getting underway. Unfortunately, two years ago the government implemented prohibition, and this gave rise to smuggling, organized crime and allowing enterprising members of “regular” society to become millionaires virtually overnight.

Welcome to The Farmhouse, a grand estate on the tip of Sands Point, Long Island. The owner, an elusive millionaire named Mr. Foxx, throws lavish parties each weekend, but has never been seen. Tonight, he will come out from the shadows to reveal himself to an exclusive, and bafflingly varied group of guests.

But when a guest is found floating in the pool, clearly murdered, the dinner party turns into an investigation, and every guest is a suspect! Become a sleuth and discover the killer, and, if you can, the identity of Mr. Foxx!

Tickets are $50 per person and can ONLY be purchased by calling The Farmhouse Restaurant at 715-353-2032

Show Date:
Saturday, March 9, 2024 @ 5pm
Location:  The Farmhouse Restaurant
W14370 West Railway Avenue, Weyerhaeuser, WI  54895

Game of Realms

A Medieval Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner

Long ago, seven realms existed in relative peace and harmony, with one king ruling all the realms. While one king ruled them all, each realm retained their unique system of rule befitting their culture.

Then one day, the peace and balance was broken, when Thereus Greyson of the Southern Isles laid siege to Castle Aranshield. King Drannyl of the Dragon Isles was murdered, and Evonale burned. A generation later, Thereus Greyson’s son, Tyvion Greyson, sits on the throne. Tonight, a feast was to be held in the Great Hall of the castle in honour of the king’s birthday. But when King Tyvion Greyson is found murdered in the Council Room, suddenly it becomes apparent that the castle is full of his enemies – but which one is his killer, and how did they get in and out of the council room without detection?

Get your tickets now and dress up in your best medieval garb to have a chance at multiple prizes!  Each day is limited to 50 attendees so get your tickets before they are sold out!

Tickets are $40 per person and can ONLY be purchased through the Barron Spotlighters website

Show Dates:
Saturday, April 6, 2024 @ 5pm
Sunday, April 7, 2024 @ 11:30am
Location:  Barron VFW
1105 East Division Avenue, Barron, WI  54812