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Murder mystery night coming to Touchstones Nelson

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The corner of Ward and Vernon has recently been the crime hot spot of Nelson with a robbery  at the credit union and a bomb scare at the court house. Meanwhile, across the street… Touchstones Nelson and Nelson History Theatre are teaming up to present a “fun-raiser” Final Cut: Murder At The Museum mystery night on Saturday, May 10 from 7 to 10 p.m.

The good times include a wine bar, music, prizes and gourmet catering from Alligator Pie.

“We’re excited to be partnering with Richard Rowberry’s company for this event,” said Touchstones’ executive director, Leah Best. “I’ve seen the rehearsals and it’s going to be a hilarious night.”

“We’ve put together a great team of actors under the direction of Geoff Burns,” explained Rowberry. “The museum will be the scene of a party thrown by a Hollywood director loosely based on the late great schlockmeister Ed Wood. He’s looking for backers for his latest opus The Zombie was an Alien.

“On hand will be a collection of stars and their hangers on and when murder ensues, guests will be called upon to solve the crime. Of course plenty of clues will be sprinkled around during the course of the festivities.

“There will be opportunities for participation for the willing too — or more subtle sleuthing for the quiet types. Dressing up is also a fun way to participate keeping in mind it’s a ’60s ’70s thing. Or a few alien zombies wouldn’t be out of place.”

All proceeds support public programming for both groups.

“Fundraising is key to expanding our public program offerings especially for children and youth,” said Best. “I’m hoping we have a sell-out crowd.”

Tickets are $50 and available at Touchstones Nelson, 502 Vernon Street.

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