We have cancelled this event due to technical difficulties. We will reschedule for a later date & time!
Come listen to a silent film made in 1921, the way the Ringlings would have viewed it then. Based on a progressive novel by another local woman, Zona Gale’s novel “Miss Lulu Bett”.
William deMille produced and directed Miss Lulu Bett, a film of extraordinary conviction and insight. It was then often the custom for unmarried women to lodge with family; thus we discover Miss Lulu in a boring Midwestern town, an exploited household drudge for her sister and her overbearing brother-in-law. In the course of the story (based upon the Pulitzer Prize play and novel by Zona Gale), Lulu evolves from slavery into an attractive and self-assured woman, prepared to make her own life. Revealed through wonderful performances and clever use of props, the characters are extraordinarily solid and involving.
Join us at the perfect backdrop for a Murder Mystery: Murder Under the Big Top at the Ringling House Bed & Breakfast
About the Murder Mystery:
Anxious to bolster his small, dog-and-pony show-like circus to a spectacle rivaling Ringling Brothers, Harold Hargove’s desperate attempts to lure audiences with jaw-dropping attractions have created rivalries that extend beyond the center ring.
As the pressure builds for everyone–performers, guests, and managers– a murder is committed that steals the show…
and you are left to uncover the culprit before the final act.
Was it the raging ringmaster in an attempt to clean up the spectacle? The talented tight rope walker whose fall took them out of the limelight? A revolting roustabout with revenge in his veins? Or possibly a possessive performer whose death-defying demeanor went too far…
In an intense world of illusion and intrigue, you must rely
on your wit and intuition to find the killer before the grand finale!
Tickets must be purchased by Feb 17th. Everyone will be emailed their “part’ by 2/19 so they can prepare costumes for the event on 2/27/2016.