This is The Black Fedora. It's a tiny interactive mystery theater located right downtown on Church Street. We checked out the list of current shows and chose "Sherlock Holmes and the Charleston History Mystery". It fits especially since the Mister is a tour guide and LOVES Charleston History!
I have to admit there was a moment when I questioned this decision. Two of the four kiddos were wondering if this soon-to-be acting experience was going to be hokey. However, that line of thought lasted about 30 seconds. As soon as the show began, we were all into it!
The cast begin by asking for a few audience volunteers. Of course, three of our six raised their hands immediately. Can you guess which three? Yes, I am still laughing...
They handed out a few scripts but I must say....the Mister totally stole the show as Watson with a truly unique accent. ~insert giggle and eye roll here~
Act I began and we were off. The audience plays only a small role and the mystery itself was full of Charleston history.
We munched on some salsa and chips and a plate full of hummus and crackers and enjoyed the show. Em and Stephan both jumped in with pretty cool roles...
Even my two skeptics had a good time once they relaxed and got to dance if front of the audience.
It really was a fun afternoon and great for all ages! If you are in the Charleston area and need some light entertainment, I would definitely suggest checking out the Black Fedora. You can also check out their Facebook page.
At the end of the show, they acknowledged all of the participants. Again, we were total hams in the spotlight.
And, isn't this what life is all about? Making memories with those we truly love and cherish and care about?
I hope that you have all had a wonderful Thanksgiving week. I also hope you have avoided some of the materialistic part of this week and have made time to hold close those you love.
Have a great week-end and Happy Holidays from Charleston Treasures!