Friday, June 15, 6 pm to 9 pm

Saturday, June 16, 6 pm to 9 pm

Preston Castle Courtyard

900 (end of) Palm Drive

Ione, California


The Preston Castle Foundation will hold two performances of our annual Murder Mystery Dinner on Friday, June 15 & Saturday, June 16 on the castle patio. Preston Castle board members Donna Munson and Jaime Armstrong oversee this production with a mostly amateur but committed acting team.

Past performances have never been grotesque or comical. So this year, the writer of the play and Preston Castle board member, Richard Forster, decided to combine the two. So a grotesque comedy, GLADIATOR (GLAD-HE-ATE-HER), was born.

The characters are from ancient Rome and will touch your heart with their struggle to survive as an evil emperor plans his immortality. All are considered complicit in the murder that unfolds. The audience is tasked with identifying the Roman whose emotion caused a notion for the murderous commotion.

This is interactive theater, so you will laugh, play, sing, and maybe cry at the plight of characters from all walks of Roman life. You won’t go away hungry because dinner will once again be provided by the Jackson Rancheria culinary team.

So find your toga and join us at the party!

No Refunds


$50 per ticket

Murder Mystery Dinner Party

Tickets - $50 (limited to 100 each night)

June 15th: Book online now!

June 16th: Sorry, we are sold out