Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and a great way to spend it with your date would be by attending the Jest Mysteries production of “Bullets in a Bathtub,” a comedy murder mystery dinner theatre show.
The production is sponsored by the Brooklyn Ruritan Club and will be held on Friday, Feb. 14 and Saturday, Feb. 15 at the Michael J. Manatt Community Center, 105 Jackson St. Show time is 5:30 p.m. both nights.
Welcome to the 1920s where bathtubs were made for one thing only – to make gin! Ok, maybe two things. Lots of gangsters are showing up at “Cherry’s Speakeasy” to talk about the turf war going on between the Corneolis and the Buttafuccos. Just when you think things are going to settle down, in comes Harry Hyde, the famous Russian mobster. He sure does know how to make enemies! Deadly ones!
I guess the local constable, Doyle Lonnegan, will come and solve the crime, but not before things get pretty wild!
You’ll meet crazy characters like Red E. Mix, the local concrete salesman; Trixie, the owner of Cherry’s; and many others before we find out who put “da finger” on Harry’s Hyde! Was it Larry, The Rug? Was it Joey, The Lips? Or maybe, J Edna Hoover?
When you come to “Bullets in the Bathtub,” don’t forget to bring your gangster hat, tommy gun and flapper!
Tickets now available
The first class meal will be prepared and served by the Brooklyn Ruritan Club. Tickets are available at the Brooklyn True Value or from any Ruritan Club member for $35 per person. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 8. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Rusty at 641-522-7712.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the Brooklyn Opera House Renovation.