Elf Mafia Mystery plays to sold-out audiences at Central Penn College

The campus and community recently came together to witness an extraordinary event and a first for the Capital BlueCross Theatre—The Elf Mafia Murder Mystery Dinner—a live, interactive comedy dinner show.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, 44 special guests from the Education Foundation came to experience the live theatre, and on Friday, Dec. 6, the theatre was sold-out with 64 patrons, including students, faculty, staff and the general public.

While enjoying a three-course meal and listening to Christmas songs played on the piano by staff member Megan Rehm, improv actors came through the tables and staged an Elf Mafia Murder Mystery. The Improv actors, Hope Bikle as Holly Mittens; Toby Bradbury as Bobby MacJingle and Jack Frost; Ashley Mahdavi as Tina; Chris Packart as Jimmy MacJingle; and Brandon Rexrode as Slick Nicky; all performed their hearts out  for three hours each night.

This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity in Central Penn’s very own theatre was an entertaining night to all involved. “It’s something different. We’ve never had this before, and I think it’s a wonderful event to have here,” said Sarah Bell, a student volunteer. This may be the first dinner show the theatre’s held, but there’s sure to be more in the future.

Article by Taylor Lagyak, Student Reporter

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