Judge Story’s Theatrical Troupe continues its 35th anniversary season with their Winter Dinner Theater production “Done to Death.”


This production is a mystery comedy by Fred Carmichael. Set in the 1960s, “Done to Death” is a delightful parody of the mystery heroes, villains and stories we’ve become accustom to seeing. The story revolves around down-and-out mystery writers who are called together to combine their talents and write the greatest mystery show to ever hit television.


Among the writers are a couple who write sophisticated murders, an aging master of the logical murder, a young author obsessed with gadgets and spies as well as the retired writer of the hard hitting detective era. What happens when you try to combine all those styles? Come see for yourself!


Old and new troupe members have been working together since the end of November to bring this play to life. JSTT will perform “Done to Death” Friday, Feb. 16, through Sunday, Feb. 18. On Friday and Saturday doors will open at 6:15 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by the show at 7:30 p.m. On Sunday doors will open at 1:30 p.m. with the show starting at 2 p.m. Dinner Theater (Friday and Saturday) tickets must be purchased by noon on Feb. 9. Cost is $25 per person and can be purchased in person at ACT Insurance, 603 Broad Street, Story City, or by calling our ticket line 515-291-3318. All seats are general admission. Show only (Sunday and Friday/Saturday after Feb. 9) tickets are $15 per person and will be available at any time including before performances, until sold out.


Story City’s own Guys with Grills will once again cater this year’s dinner. “Done to Death” will be presented at Grand Viking Hall, located at 504 Broad Street (above City Hall) in Story City. If you have questions, or need special arrangements to purchase tickets, please e-mail the troupe at judgestorytroupe@gmail.com. The cast and crew have been having a wonderful time putting together the show and look forward to sharing it with you next month.