North Charleston Kicks Off Dinner Theatre Series on September 18

First performance of series features interactive murder mystery

 Another fabulous season of dinner theatre kicks off in North Charleston on Friday, September 18 with Last Will and Testament presented by The Crabpot Players. The production is a murder mystery dramedy filled with twists and turns presented by local actors.  Dinner for the evening is catered by Embassy Suites and will include a pan-fried buttermilk chicken with sweet onion & tasso velouté. Tickets are on sale until Tuesday, September 15.

Last Will and Testament, written by Lisa Patrick-Wilkinson and directed by Jimmy Ward, the heirs of a deceased man come together for a dinner in his memory. To their surprise, his will is read, which states that he has an estate valued in the millions of dollars. Of course, everyone wants their own share and probably even more than just their part. Some may kill others all for greed. If so, will you help solve this mystery? This suspenseful production will make you laugh while leaving you on the edge of your seat.

The Crabpot Players is a non-profit theatre company based in Mount Pleasant, SC, under the artistic direction of Jimmy Ward. Founded in 1993, their desire remains the same, which is to provide community theatre for the East Cooper area and work with actors in various age groups. With more than 20 years of theatre experience, the Crabpot Players wish to continue theatrical performances and providing educational opportunities for actors throughout the Lowcountry.

Last Will and Testament will be presented at the Charleston Area Convention Center Ballroom (adjacent to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center) at 5001 Coliseum Drive in North Charleston. The ballroom doors open at 7 p.m. for dinner. Tickets are $40 per person. Group discounts are offered for parties of four or more. Ticket price includes dinner, play, and gratuity. Tickets for just the play can be purchased for $15. Parking is free. A cash-only bar will be available. To purchase tickets, contact Pam Smith at 843-740-5847 by Tuesday, September 15. For information on additional programs and events, contact the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department at (843) 740-5854 or visit the Arts & Culture section of the City’s website at