By: Carrie Ratkevich, Staff Reporter
Foul Play Café will be producing a new show called “Virginia Jones and the Curse of Nergal,” said Foul Play Café Director Micah Linford.
“The play is a spoof of the Indiana Jones movies,” said Linford.
The play takes place in Marlene’s Cabaret in Liechtenstein during 1932, according to foulplaycafe.com. A wealthy explorer is found dead in the tomb of a Mesopotamian God. His mysterious death is blamed on an ancient curse but not everyone believes this. It is left to Virginia Jones, played by Stephanie Landers and Becks Nadler, to ferret out the truth, according to foulplaycafe.com.
The play is being codirected by Eddie Dethlefs and Micah Linford, and was written by David Landau. A few of the actors, such as CNM alumnus Bob Laundry, will be returning to the Foul Play stage in “Virginia Jones and the Curse of Nergal”, according to foulplaycafe.com.
The production will take place in four acts, which are separated by the courses of the meal. The meal includes salad, soup, a main course and a dessert. The actors are also the servers. The actors stay in character during the serving portion of the play, according to foulplaycafe.com.
“Actors remain in character while they serve the food and can be asked for clues and hints, though they may not always be straightforward with their answers,” according to foulplaycafe.com.
The audience members should pay close attention, because at the end of the play the audience is expected to figure out who the murderer is and why the murder was committed. If a member of the audience guesses the murderer correctly he or she will have a chance at winning a prize, according to foulplaycafe.com.
This will be the Foul Play Café’s second show since opening in December. The first show, “Family Can Be Murder,” was a mixture of comedy and mystery.
“The shows are meant to be fun and entertaining, but hardly serious,” according to foulplaycafe.com.
The show will open April 6 at 7:30 p.m.. The play will be performed Friday and Saturday nights through July 28. Tickets are $55 and include dinner. The shows are held at the Sheraton Uptown Hotel and reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, go to foulplaycafe.com or call 505-377-9593.