Friday, October 18 2013 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The year is 1943 and it is the last days of the Second World War. The Sonnenberg Estate, no longer owned by the Thompson family, is in the hands of the government who now use the 40-room Mansion to provide quarters to the medical staff of the VA Hospital. To escape their arduous work for just an evening, the medical staff plan to hold a Halloween Masquerade Ball but a thief lurks in their midst...
The Masquerade, written by Finger Lakes Community College English instructor Todd Natti, is classic “whodunit” mystery that takes place during a less well-known period of Sonnenberg’s history, its years as part of the Canandaigua VA Hospital. Guests will have a chance to take part in this live-theater event by helping to uncover the clues that will solve the mystery and bring the guilty party —or parties—to justice!
The Friday and Saturday night Mansion Mysteries performances start at 7 p.m. and will be held on October 18, 19, 25, and 26. The main gates open at 6:30 p.m. and guests will be taken via tram service to the Mansion where the performance will take place. Light refreshments along with a cash wine bar will be provided. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Guests are welcome to further participate in the fun, if they so desire, by attending in costume.
Tickets for the shows are $24 for Adults and $20 for Sonnenberg Members or Youths (ages 12 – 18). Advance reservations are strongly recommended as seating is limited and the shows often sell out by performance night. Reservations should be made by phone at (585) 394-4922 or online at www.sonnenberg.org.