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East County News Service

April 18, 2015 (El Cajon)-- “Café Murder” will be presented by The Circle Players of East County, a new community theatre group, May 1 through May 3 at Richardson Hall, 551 Farragut Circle, El Cajon.

This fun murder mystery comedy by Nathan Hartswick is for all ages.  The leading character, who is allergic to water, is celebrating her birthday at a restaurant with her sisters.  The birthday girl disappears and is presumed murdered.  Everyone has a motive and everyone is a suspect.  Was it one of Rosemary’s sisters or the self-taught detective or the passionate French chef or the sarcastic waiter? 

You will find lots of laughs while trying to figure it out!  The only witnesses in the restaurant are the audience members who get involved by casting their vote.

The Circle Players, with Artistic Director Joel Gossett, is part of the First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon’s Neighbor-to-Neighbor program established as a drama/theatre outreach to the East County.  The mission will be to serve as a community resource for those who enjoy watching, performing, and practicing technical and production support in theatre and other performing arts. 

“Café Murder” is produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood, CO.

All seats at this dinner theatre performance are $20 and reservations are needed.  Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:00 p.m.  Sunday is at 2:00 p.m.

For information or ticket reservations call 619-442-2583 or email,