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Darton hosting murder mystery theater

Tickets must be purchased in advance by Jan. 17.

Photo by J.D. Sumner

Photo by J.D. Sumner

ALBANY – Darton State College’s Humanities Division is hosting a night of excitement and mayhem at the 4th Annual Murder Mystery Dinner fundraiser, which will be held Jan. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. in the Darton Student Center.

The Humanities Division, along with the Darton Players, will present “A Fatal Combination.” This year’s play, adapted from “Paging Death” by Peter Depietro and Tony Hamill, is about high-valued Byzantine art that has arrived at the Parker House Hotel along with a cast of eclectic and intriguing patrons. Each character will pique the interests of the audience and keep them engaged as they assist Detectives George and Martha Manning in discovering which patron desired the art badly enough to kill.

The murder mystery dinner is an annual scholarship fundraiser for the Darton Humanities Division. The event is an interactive performance in which the audience experiences the story as if they were extras in a movie and are invited to help solve the mystery.

Tickets for the event are $50 for general admission, or $350 for a reserved seating of eight. Tickets must be purchased in advance by Jan. 17 and include the interactive show, a three-course dinner, and open bar. All proceeds from the event benefit student scholarships, and a portion of the tickets are tax deductible.

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Humanities Division at (229) 317-6554.