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Mystery Dinner Theater will raise funds for cross-cultural church partnership


The Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community is hosting two performances of “Mystery Freak Show,” an original murder mystery comedy written by Jim Walker, on Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m.

The story takes place in a struggling carnival freakshow. Faced with the prospect of a freak-less freakshow, cash-strapped carnival barker Georgio Marcella hatches a risky scheme to keep the show together, but after he is sent from this world to the great Big Top in the Sky everyone is a suspect and the audience gets to solve the mystery of whodunit.

The first table of guests to solve the mystery will win gift cards for a fun night out on the town.

The $20 admission includes a dinner of county fair fare: kielbasa, haluski, and pierogies plus apple dumplings and funnel cakes for dessert.

A professional interpreter will provide ASL interpretation at the Friday performance.

The performances are fundraisers for the church’s partnership with a struggling but growing church in the state of Chiapas in southern Mexico. The community there is comprised of members of an indigenous people group called the Tzeltal, who have become like outsiders in their own country due to the politics of the region, extreme poverty, and a language barrier (most do not speak Spanish).

All proceeds will be used for building projects in the community and to offset the travel costs of a group of Pittsburghers heading to the region in the spring.

To purchase tickets to the show, call the church office at 412-481-4010 or email


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