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Murder at the big reveal of “Golden Asp” Relay for Life Fundraiser

Co-op Theatre East from New York City will entertain during dinner with a fun and interactive show “Curse of the Golden Asp” Mystery Dinner Theater.

Co-op Theatre East from New York City will entertain during dinner with a fun and interactive show “Curse of the Golden Asp” Mystery Dinner Theater.

— Guests are invited to a two-night viewing of the grand Egyptian Asp, the dinner will be hosted for its extravagance and mystery and possibly a murder.

The Curse of the Golden Asp Mystery Dinner Theater, hosted by the Woodman of the World chapters 462 and 1016, is a fundraiser for the Plattsburgh Relay for Life Survivor Committee. The event will take place at the Plattsburgh Elks Club, 56 Cumberland Ave. The two night performance will be held Nov. 8 and Nov. 9. Doors Open at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m.

This will be the third year WOW will host the theater group for their annual fundraiser and the second year they do it to raise money for the Relay for Life.

“They really grow every year so we extended it to two-nights,” said Tim Gonyo, secretary of the WOW chapter. “We picked the Relay for Life group because they have a strong following and we wanted to collect a great group with a strong network of followers.”

Last year the event was attended by over 134.

“It was a great turn out but it was very crowded, this year we moved the event and we added a second night,” Tim said. “We hope to have at least 200 people come between both nights.”

The dinner theater has been brought together by the Co Op Theater East (COTE) for the past four years. COTE has exclusively worked with WOW for the programs.

Robert Gonyo, one of the three founders and Tim’s nephew, said the dinner theater isn’t their normal routine.

“We wanted to do this as a way to give back to organizations like Relay For Life in a positive way,” Rob said. “A different part of our mission as a theater company is being socially engaged in our work.”

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