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IVT dinner theater tickets on sale

Published: Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

Indian Valley Theatre is preparing for its annual dinner theater next month. This year they will present Ken Ludwig’s murder-mystery “Postmortem.”

The show is based on the somewhat strange life of William Gillette, one of the most popular American actors of the early 20th century, who pioneered the role of Sherlock Holmes on the stage.

In IVT’s production of “Postmortem,” the cast of Gillette’s latest Broadway revival of “Sherlock Holmes” has assembled for a weekend of relaxation at his magnificent medieval castle on a bluff overlooking the Connecticut River.

For entertainment, actor-manager, playwright and heartthrob Gillette, has arranged a séance. Now the scene is set for his greatest role. Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. Intrepid, eccentric and wildly romantic, Gillette plans to solve the case himself à la Sherlock Holmes.

Performances for “Postmortem” will be held Feb. 22 through 24 at the Fox Valley Older Adults Center in Sandwich. Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by the show at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. On Sunday, lunch will be served at 1 p.m. followed by the show at 2.p.m.

Tickets cost $26 and include a meal catered by Alessandria’s of Sandwich and the show. A cash bar will be available.

Visit www.indianvalleytheatre.com or call the producer, Christine Roe, at 630-631-2323. Reservations are due by Feb. 15.

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