Mesquite’s queen of website hosting murder mystery dinner events, Marianne Johnstone, used to be at it once more. She hosted her most up-to-date play referred to as “Pasta, Passion and Pistols” with 9 actors and further visitors to unravel the murder of restaurateur Guiseppe “Pepi” Roni.

Pepi used to be murdered within the kitchen of his well known New York eatery, La Sperenza. He used to be shot in his again together with his personal pistol. His circle of relatives and buddies had been accumulated on the Italian eating place to pay respects and remedy the mystery of his dying. One of them used to be the assassin.

As with all of Johnstone’s performs, other folks wearing suitable outfits befitting their characters, learn from equipped scripts and partook in a dinner atmosphere harking back to the tale line.

The suspects had been Rocco Scarfazzi, Pepi’s dual brother, performed by way of Ruth Cox; Tara Misu, Rocco’s fiancee, performed by way of Caroline Pope; Mama Rosa, Pepi’s widow, performed by way of Gail Ashdown; Marco Roni, Pepi’s son, performed by way of Kathie Chatlin; Angel Roni, Pepi’s daughter, performed by way of Lorna Hardy; Bo Jalais, Angel’s beau and wine supervisor, performed by way of Rick Hardy; Father Alfredo, a clergyman and circle of relatives pal, performed by way of Lorraine Bellaro; and Clair Voyant, a psychic, performed by way of Brigitta Dahlander.

The narrator, Antionella Tell-A-Story, used to be performed by way of Suzan Rango.

As the tale proceeded throughout the rounds, introductions had been made, adopted by way of dialogue, clues and accusations. Then guesses had been made as to who killed Pepi. All appeared responsible, but if Antionella uncovered the title of the killer, other folks had been surprised.

These performs are at all times amusing with a thrilling finishing. The extra ad-libbing that takes position, the extra laughter is heard.

Mike Gill and Vivian McDonald had been the photographers, and Johnstone and Barb King deliberate the birthday celebration.  Kitchen lend a hand/servers had been Joan Greenhalgh and Connie Barrett. Guests incorporated Audri Durrence and Julie Perkins.

Dinner consisted of beverages, two types of olives and grapes, lasagna, bread, sauce, and dessert with Spumoni ice cream and Boscotti.

All are welcome to be visitors or to take part. If you wish to participate in those superior occasions, please ship an electronic mail to Johnstone at

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