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Murder on the Boat of Love in Old Town Spring--Interactive dinner theatre production of Old West Melodrama--Friday, May 3 through Saturday, May 18

 Head out into the waves without leaving dry land.


Old West Melodramais setting the stage for “Murder on the Boat of Love”by TonyLou Productions at Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurantin Old Town Spring.


The story starts in the ship’s Afterglow Lounge, where entertainers Tony and Tina Terrafirma are gossiping into the evening. Rico, man of mystery, sits to one side of the stage, while Butler and Caprice Rutledge are on the other. 


“Actually, Butler is the main one there, while his wife is out ‘jogging,’” producer Jeannine Colesaid with a laugh.


Nasty Fiona Helmsworth owns the ship – and keeps her husband Ham and Capt. Ivah Dinghy on short leashes. Meanwhile social director Monique Lewdinsky organizes co-ed wresting and “bowling for bimbos.” All want to know who Rico really is – hit man, critic or talent agent. 


“Everyone on the staff has a deep, dark secret,” Cole said. “At the end of the show, all will be revealed and someone will be brutally murdered. It’s up to you to guess who done it.”


The show opens on Friday, May 3 and performances continue Friday and Saturday evenings through Saturday, May 18.


The play will be held at Puffabelly’s Depot Restaurant, 100 Main St. in Spring, with dinner and a pre-show starting at 7 p.m. Purchasing dinner is required to attend the show. The melodrama begins at 8 p.m.


The dinner theatre is an interactive experience – and audience participation is encouraged. 


Old West Melodrama, stationed at 100 Main Street in Old Town Spring, is the only performing group in the greater Houston area that offers melodramas and murder mystery dinner shows year round. The troupe, founded by Joe Cole, is comprised of experienced actors and performers who enjoy interacting with the audience. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 713-364-9190, email or visit