We had a nice quiet morning…just the way we like it. Relaxed in our recliners, had a nice breakfast and watched some TV.
We also made time for a few chores. I did a couple of loads of laundry and Michael repaired a drawer whose bottom decided to fall out. He also re-positioned the new back up camera on the back of the coach as it needed to be moved up some so that we have a better view of the traffic behind us as we drive down the road.
Late this afternoon we drove down to Branson (about 30 miles south) to take in a show. Today’s show was the Branson Murder Mystery Dinner Theater at the Branson Central Theater.
Dinner was a buffet and we helped ourselves shortly after arriving. Since the name of the play was ‘Murder at the Long Branch Saloon’ the menu was pretty appropriate for an old west theme – pulled pork, bbq chicken, bbq beans, corn, potato salad, macaroni & cheese, dinner roll and a salad. For dessert there was apple, peach or blackberry cobbler. There was a bar for drinks or they also offered complimentary tea, lemonade or water.
The food was ok…kind of on the blander side…but not bad. I guess when you cook for a crowd you have to kind of go easy on the spices.
The play required the participation of 10 people from the audience and thankfully table didn’t have a ‘ticket’ on it. Whew…dodged that bullet.
Not much of the play took place on the actual stage as the actual cast members did a really good job of walking among the tables and involving the audience. The audience members that had parts in the play all did a really good job and you really have to give them credit for participating.
A couple of the actors really did a good job but the gentleman that play Deputy Festus really stood out. He stayed in character throughout the 2 1/2 hours that we were there and never wavered. Great job!
We had a lot of laughs and I even guessed who the killer was but so did several others and only 1 of us could be the ‘winner’. Oh well. We both said that it reminded us a lot of the Dorf Haus in Sauk City, Wisconsin where we used to go to dinner theaters. The plays were always kinda cheesy but the food was good and we had a lot of laughs and enjoyed ourselves.
Driving through the ‘hub’ of Branson, for us, was very reminiscent of the Wisconsin Dells. Lots of tourist traps, restaurants and hotels. Branson just has tons of theaters where the Dells has water parks and other family fun attractions.