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Curse of King Tut: A Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

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Stuart's Opera House

52 Public Square

Nelsonville, OH 45764

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The Curse of King Tut! Presented by Ohio Health. Performed by Athens Sunrise Rotary.

This historical comedy takes place in a 1920's English Manor House. Guests join friends, family and servants who await the return of Lord Middleton, last seen at the Tomb of Tutankhamen. There are clues to find, parts for guests and more twists and turns than the tomb itself.

In 1923, a year after Howard Carter’s discovery of the great tomb of the boy king Tutankhamen, “Tut fever” has hit both sides of the Atlantic. Lord Middleton, a friend of Lord Canarvon, is returning home for the first time in eleven years after service in the Far East and Australasia. His long absence from home was a result of The Great War as he fulfilled the role of special emissary to his majesty to secure and help train the forces of the Empire to fight the Austrians. An Egyptologist, botanist and man of some academic brilliance, Lord Middleton has written a number of papers on plant use in early civilizations. On his way back to Europe via the Suez Canal he arranged to meet with Lord Canarvon in Cairo but the latter’s untimely death meant that his stay was cut short. He was invited, however, by Howard Carter to inspect the finds of the tomb and particularly to examine the floral wreathes and plants decorating the mummy.


Lord Middleton married Marsha Cabot Cummings, a New England socialite, whom he met on a visit to New York in 1903. The marriage caused something of a scandal because Marsha was a recent divorcee and brought with her, her then infant daughter, Antonia Cabot Cummings. Known to her friends as “Tony”, she has just celebrated her 21st birthday.


Middleton Manor in the County of Shropshire is the seat of the Middleton family. The estate and hereditary title were awarded to George Middleton, the First Lord Middleton, during the reign of Charles I for services to the crown. Unfortunately during his absence, the estate has fallen into a state of disrepair. The West wing has been closed down to save on heating costs. The servants occupy the top floor of the East Wing. The villagers and the servants believe that the West Wing of the Manor is haunted.


Lord Middleton has sent instructions from Cairo that after a brief stay in London he will be returning to Middleton Manor on February 16th and should be on the train from Paddington arriving at about 7:36 p.m. He has asked for the chauffeur, Paul Ryder, to pick him up at the station. Lady Middleton has organized a grand homecoming and has invited most of the village and the surrounding neighbors and even the servants of the Manor.


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Is there a dress code?

No. Come as you are! However, the majority of guests will arrive in costume according to the theme of the production. Dress your best as a 1920s aristocrat or get in on the fun in the King Tut Fever themed garb.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

The event is hosted at Stuart's Opera House on the historic square in Nelsonville, Ohio. Street parking is available at no cost on the square and on surrounding streets.

What can I bring into the event?

No outside food or alcohol is permitted. Weapons are prohibited. Guests are HIGHLY encouraged to arrive in costume according to the event description available above.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You may present your tickets as a hard copy or on your mobile device.

Who benefits from the proceeds of this event?

All of the proceeds from the event support the community service efforts of Athens Sunrise Rotary and the Athens Sunrise Rotary Foundation. Special projects include matching contributions to various community organizations through the ever-popular Drafts for a Difference program, environmental projects, projects to support children and families, initiatives addressing food insecurity and more.

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