Saturday, December 05, 2009

Giving Thanks Is Murder

We went away for Thanksgiving this year, and the trip has really shaken up my routines. I didn't have to cook for a week, and I liked it. So much, that I haven't cooked all that much now that we're home. Therefore, I have no recipe to share this week.

What I do have to share is the most fun thing we did while we were in New Jersey visiting my mother. We made our traditional trek out to Peddler's Village outside New Hope, PA.

While there, we stopped at the Golden Plough Inn for murder and mayhem caused by Without A Cue Productions and their Murder Mystery Dinner Theater (Subtitled Dinner, Dessert, and Death). This week's play was titled: Itt's an Addams Family Mystery.

Mark Cook as Gomez Addams

Basically, the story was The Addams Family daughter, Wednesday, announces her engagement to Eddie Munster, but he is suddenly killed, and it's up to the actors to give the diners enough info so they can guess whodunnit for a prize.

The cast sings the Addams Family theme song

It was a very funny play with lots of ad libbing, double entendres and the occasional spooky songs thrown in for a change of pace.

Marilyn Munster sings a song (I want to say "Thriller" but can't be sure)

The action takes place on the stage as well as on the floor, involving the diners in the doin's.

Marble Man dances with Grandmama Addams to "Thriller"

Dinner was delicious:

Mmm.... filet mingon with lovely sides. Or as Uncle Fester likes to call it: Dead Cow! :O

And as we ate, the actors took a break from the action and schmoozed the diners

Jen Jaynes as Marilyn Munster

Marble Man talks with Uncle Fester, played by Ron Bush

After the hilarity finished, Mom, Marble Man, and I walked outside to find the shopping village dressed in her holiday finery:

Everywhere we turned we saw trees and buildings festooned with colored fairy lights. It's official, I've got the holiday spirit now.

Happy Holidays, Everyone!

Oh, and as for whodunnit? I can't say as the play runs through the end of December. Don't want to spoil it for anyone. ;)

copyright 2009 Shibori Girl


Snap said...


Sounds and looks like a wonderful time! So, who did it?!!!!!

Glad you got to spend time with your Mom, got away, didn't have to cook and are in the holiday spirit! Thanks for taking us along.

Jen Jaynes said...

Hi there! Jen Jaynes here! So glad you enjoyed yourself! The song that I performed was "I Put a Spell On You," as I tried to seduce Fester :o) Shh! Don't tell anyone who did it!

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Gabriela said...

Hello Kate,

I missed you, good to know you were having a great time!

~ Gabriela ~

lori vliegen said...

so glad you had a great Thanksgiving!! your dinner mystery theater sounds like so much fun.....and speaking of dinner, your meal looked mighty good....did you by any chance save that onion ring for me?!! hug, hug.... :))

KathrynAntyr said...

Hi Kate,
It looks like you had a wonderful time. I'm just starting to get warmed up for the holiday cheer. Perhaps when I get our tree house decorated this weekend, I will feel more spirited.

{soul hugs}

Fete et Fleur said...

I love dinner theater!! Your village stroll looks like it was magical.


Isabel said...

My parents just arrived from Portugal last week and are spending a long Christmas vacation with us. I can't wait to take them to Pedlers' to see it all decorated. My mom loves all the stores there, especially during the Spring. But wait until she sees them now :)