A new event is the inspired result of a unique partnership between Festival Theatre and Chateau St. Croix Winery. “Festival Theatre Presents: The Masquerade; Mystery at the Chamberlin Mansion” takes place Friday, February 21, starting at 6:30 pm with a light tasting and cocktail hour, featuring an hors d'oeuvres offering from local establishment, Marketplace Foods. At precisely 7:30 pm the mystery begins. Can anyone unmask the spy amongst us?
Those in the mood for mystery and ready to take some risks should plan to jump into action in this interactive night of entertainment as artists from Festival Theatre unfold a night of intrigue, with hidden identities and secret clues abounding. "It's always fun to be able to work on a site-specific show, and the Chateau St. Croix just seems to hold such a sense of drama,” says Jaclyn Johnson, Associate Artist Director for Festival. “Playwright James Rone tapped his imaginative skills as an improv artist and writer to develop an interactive night of entertainment which fully uses the dramatic background of the Chateau. We're hoping to sweep audiences up in the fun of this unique story, and invite them to play along for a true night to remember!"
The year is 1940. You, a secret member of a highly sensitive agency of national security, have been invited to the Chamberlin Estate for an evening of fine wine, camaraderie and high-class conversation. Or so you thought. It seems a masked hero, known only as The Masquerade, has other plans. Now, the entire fate of our secret agency rests on you, intrepid secret agent! Can you solve the mystery at hand?
Join the fun Friday, February 21st at the Chateau, eight miles north of St. Croix Falls, for a night of clue-seeking, myth-debunking, and plan-foiling. Be ready to laugh out loud at the spy theatre hi-jinks, all the while sifting through the puzzles presented in the mansion’s fantastic shadows. But beware the red herring and be careful who you trust! The Masquerade could be lurking in the shadows, around the corner, or even beneath the false mustache of the person at your side.
Tickets are $50 per person and reservations are recommended by calling the Festival Theatre Box Office at 715-483-3387 or online at www.festivaltheatre.org. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased by Box Office close on Thursday, Feb. 20th. Chateau St. Croix Winery & Vineyard is located at 1998A Highway 87, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin.