Irmo, SC - The public still has time to buy tickets for the Friends of the Irmo Branch Library’s presentation of “Death at Downturn,” a murder mystery dinner to be performed Saturday, July 14 at The River Center at Saluda Shoals Park. Guests will be able to use their sleuthing skills to help solve the shocking murder of the Earl of Grandham at Downtown Shabby.
Downturn Shabby, the ancestral home of the Earl and Countess of Grandham is hosting a shooting party, but when the Earl is found in a decidedly lifeless state in the library suspicion falls not on the bloodthirsty men who are grouse shooting, but on the prim, proper tea-drinking ladies who have gathered for an evening of dinner and gossip. The question on everyone’s lips is who hand-bagged the Earl and why?
An audience participatory evening of fun, prizes and mystery, attendees will be entertained by local actors and other celebrities as the plot unfolds and we learn who murdered the Earl. Special guest appearance by Lexington County Public Library Director Kelly Poole.
The deadline to buy tickets for the dinner is July 10. This is the fifth year for the annual murder mystery dinner fundraiser for the Irmo Branch Library.
“We are excited about the prospect of making this year our fifth consecutive sold-out event. This promises to be the best yet!” said Friends of the Irmo Branch Library President Barbara Streeter.
The event includes a buffet meal, cash bar, costume contest and door prizes. Grand prize to the table that solves the mystery. The evening starts at 6 p.m. and should end around 9 p.m. when the mystery is solved and the murderer revealed.
Tickets are $45 per person and can be purchased online at www.friendsoftheirmobranchlibrary.org or in person at the Irmo Branch Library at 6251 St. Andrews Road.
Optional costume contest: 1920s British Manor Elites or Household Staff. The event is for those 18 or older.
The Friends of the Irmo Branch Library is a 501c(3) non-profit that supports the library’s programming through financial assistance, volunteerism and community awareness.