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Murder Mystery on the Rails in Bryson City NC

Great Smoky Mountains Railroad

ASHEVILLE, NC – The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad presents dinner theatre – on rail. The Mystery Theatre Dinner Train puts passengers in the midst of suspense and intrigue. Passengers participate in solving the "mystery" presented by Nightshade Mystery Theatre, a professional group of actors from Asheville, NC lead by local theatre veteran Deborah Austin.

Passengers board the train in Bryson City, NC for a three-course gourmet prime rib dinner. Seating is in one of three elegant, restored dining cars. The meal is prepared by the talented Deborah Douthit. Dinner includes Prime Rib of Beef tastefully complimented with Au jus and horseradish sauce, Caesar salad, Fire Roasted Vegetables, Marble Cheese Cake, and tea or coffee. A vegetarian selection of a Portabella Mushroom Tower is available upon request. Cocktail and wine service is available for purchase on board the train.

2009 Mystery Theatre Dinner Train Schedule

May 16, 23, 30 – RIGHT UNDER THE DEVIL’S NOSE brings together modern day treasure hunters to mount an expedition to Lake Titimama. Is fearless leader Johnny Lonne another Indiana Jones, or is he the con artist of the century? All the investors in the audience must find the answer to solve a mystery.

June 6,13, 20, 27 – A FINAL HOMECOMING features a mysterious gem mine, an amazing tattoo, and a scheme to develop the mountain ridges – just some of the secrets spilled when the Higbee Clan meet the real estate developer. Who’s going to buy the farm?

July 4, 11,18, 25 – MY FATAL VALENTINE by Eileen Moushey, returns as Heartthrob Books brings its most popular romance novelists together to compete for the coveted Love Knot Award. Hilarious readings from the nominated works and then the publishers are one writer down. Was it a poisoned pen?

August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – A NEW MYSTERY premieres on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad with colorful characters, a story filled with twists and turns, and the promise of an evening of laughs. Train cars become detective agencies as guests question suspects and solve a mystery.

September 5,12,19,26 РIMPORTED SPIRITS is set at the 1922 convention of SSPAM, Society of Supernaturalists, Psychics, & American Mentalists, but moonshiners have seized upon this meeting to spirit their spirits out of town. A hilarious romp with s̩ances, secret recipes, and white lighting.

All Mystery Theatre Dining Trains operate ever Saturday evening with 7 PM departures and run May 16- September 26, 2009. For more information and reservations please call 800-872-4681 or visit us online at www.GSMR.com.

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