St. Luke’s Church To Host Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser

Last year’s Murder Mystery actors/audience participants, from left, are Gavin Card, “starred” Flying Calf Players Gavin Card, Janet Card, Marge Fiore, Danica Olson-Walter, Jake Rutter and Steven Cobb.

On Saturday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m., St. Luke’s Episcopal Church will be hosting its second Murder Mystery Dinner Fundraiser.

Written by local playwright, Richard Olson-Walter (Least Resistance), this year’s Murder Mystery is set in 1925, when guests are invited to the local gangland boss’s birthday party at his club, “The Speakeasy.”

Danica Olson-Walter, the director of Children and Youth Ministry for St. Luke’s and the organizer of the Murder Mystery Fundraiser Dinner invites the community to join in on the fun.

“In addition to the murder mystery itself, guests can expect to experience live music and ‘mocktails’ (virgin cocktails) taken directly from the Prohibition Era.” she said. “Costumes are encouraged as a prize will be given for best female and best male costume, as well a prize for our special Murder Mystery Trivia and a raffle. Come eat, drink, hear, see, and learn about everything from the ‘Great Gatsby’ era.”

The event will take place in the church’s newly refurbished undercroft, 410 N. Main St. in Jamestown. The cost is $25, with reservations being taken over the phone at 716-483-6405 or by email

Profits from ticket sales and donations taken on the evening will benefit artistic and theatrical ministries, such as the “Flying Calf Players,” a drama troupe for kids which meets every third Sunday of the month to learn the tricks of the theatre trade. For more information about the ministries of St. Luke’s, visit