Murder Mystery Dinner at the Sumner House

David Zucker as Inspector Barnaby Darius. Photo provided

CHARLESTOWN, N.H. – On Aug. 31, at 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Mission Theatre is sponsoring a Murder Mystery Dinner, entitled “Charles Hoyt’s Lost Manuscript.” This original play is written and performed by local artists.

Help Inspector Barnaby Darius, played by David Zucker, identify the murderer of Professor Upton Garrulous, who claims to have discovered a lost Charles Hoyt play. The play is entitled “Judge Sumner’s Revenge,” referring to another famous 19th century Charlestown resident, and the namesake of the restaurant. But before he can finish his presentation, he is killed. Whodunit?

The diners are introduced to five suspects – two men and three women – who have a motive for murder. Inspector Barnaby Darius must sort through the clues, and each table of diners is encouraged to help identify the murderer. The original play, written by Brian Marsh, is orchestrated around a delicious three-course meal at the Sumner House, appropriately enough.

Come and enjoy a delightful evening together, and compete to be the winning table.

Tickets are available online at The show is almost sold out, so hurry to place your order.

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