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Lathrop Theatre Arts Boosters staging dinner, murder-mystery Saturday
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“Who Dun in Prospect Pete” is a murder-mystery interactive play and dinner event presented by the Lathrop Theater Arts Boosters scheduled for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27,  at the Scott Brooks Gym in the Lathrop Community Center, 15557 Fifth St.

“We decided to do this event outside the Lathrop High campus to reach more to the surrounding communities,” said director and instructor Hali Rosen.

The mystery dinner and a play will consist of performers doing an interactive long form improv in search of the culprit who “dun poor Pete in.”

Pete, as in Prospector Pete – the most disliked prospector in Rattler’s Canyon, according to Rosen – was one who had been working seemingly worthless claim for many years outside of town, running up depts and making enemies.

Scott Brooks Gym will double up as the Golden Goose Saloon, which is the place for an emergency town meeting called on by the mayor.

“My actors will be at each table telling their reason why they had a reason to get Pete,” Rosen added. “But they, too, will have alibis.”

Some of the usual suspects include The Raindance Kid, Moonshine McGee, Boss Cartwrong, Annie Oakleaf, Doc Hollerday, and even Mayor Jarvis Holloday, to name a few.

Those in attendance are encouraged to wear western attire and get into the spirit of the event.

Tickets are $20 pre-sale or $25 at the door.

Included is a pulled pork dinner with spicy coleslaw, beans, rolls, pie and a choice of beverage.

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