Members of the Belfast United Methodist Church drama team will present a mystery dinner show titled “A Perilous Night at Pirate’s Perch” Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21 and 22 at 6:30 p.m.  at the church, 23 Mill Lane in East Belfast.

The BUMC Fellowship Hall will be transformed for the play by Bethany Plante into an old inn on the coast of Maine, left to Gladys Hicks and her husband Eli by her great aunt Ethel. Much to their surprise, and that of Wally’s girlfriend Suzy, one weekend they actually have some guests in their inn: New York real estate developer Cyrus Boondoggle and his wife Raisa Sharp; a couple from Florida, George and Daisy Crackpot, who are selling condos at the Gator Swamp Resort; Beacon Hill writers Biff and Buffy Yuppington; investigative reporter for the Up North Review Bob Woodworm; and professor of archeology at UMPI Jean Digworthy.

Throughout the evening, the inn is sold, love is lost, secret passages are discovered, the basement is flooded, the melatonin cannot be found, the inn is full, dinner is served, a smuggling ring is uncovered and a murder takes place … but no condos are sold. Hostess for the evening will be a famous lady pirate known in some areas of the Caribbean as the Lavender Lady, who will call in Sheriff Dwayne Dudley to help solve the crime. After interrogating the suspects, each table will be asked to turn in their solution. The table that solves the crime first will receive a valuable basket of pirate booty.

The cost for an evening of entertainment and a boiled dinner with ham is $12. Tickets are still available by contacting Ron Leighton at or 548-2855.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to