Encore Theatre Company hosts mystery fundraiser

Encore Theatre Company puts on Trouble at the Tropicabana Sept. 10-12 for their fall fundraiser

TULARE ​– Patrons ready for a night of mystery this fall need go no further than the Encore Theatre Company’s next fundraiser.

The theater company announced last week that their September fundraiser will bring “killer laughs” a they put Trouble at the Tropicabana on stage. Shows are Sept. 10 and 11 with a special afternoon performance on Sept. 12.

“I am so excited for this fundraiser! Who doesn’t love “I Love Lucy”? I’m looking forward to good food, good fun, and good times together! Hope to see you at the show,” director Susan Burley said.

Fundraisers will enjoy a fantastic dinner and show where they can meet the characters during the no-host cocktail hour, and should prepare for audience participation during the show.

Trouble at the Tropicabana is a walk down memory lane with Ricky, Lucy, Ethel, and Fred. Get ready to enjoy this murder mystery on a spoof of “I Love Lucy”. The mystery takes place in the Tropicabana Night Club where you will meet the characters and more.

Will Ricky sign the movie contract? Is Celia who she claims to be? Will Lucy and Ethel ruin Ricky’s big chance? What is Mr. Big doing in Ricky’s club? Who died? And who committed the murder? You will just have to come and see for yourself and try to win some prizes for the correct guesses and motives.

Doors will open at 6:15 p.m. and the dinner will start at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 10 and 11. Sunday, Sept. 12, doors open at 1:15 p.m. and dinner at 2 p.m. Tickets are $50 per person, and can be purchased online, at EncoreTulare.org, or through the Encore Theatre Box Office at 559-686-1300, starting Aug. 16.

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