Patriot Point Theatre in Gettysburg, Pa., has launched a murder-mystery series. The first production is a Civil War-themed comedy called "Grant Us Some Leeway." And it's dinner theater. Pulse writers Sarah Ofosu and Sarah Johnston reviewed the dinner and show.
Sarah Ofosu: After an hour's drive from Hagerstown, we finally arrived in Gettysburg, Pa. The cornfields and battlefields we passed on the way into town set the mood for the evening's production, "Grant Us Some Leeway," a Civil War-themed, interactive, mystery dinner.
Sarah Johnston: In the heart of the city lies Patriot Point Theatre, the building which housed the production. We were ushered into the theater by an actor with a thick Southern twang, garbed in Civil War attire. I noticed the gift shop overflowing with Civil War-inspired souvenirs, a history buff's dream.
Sarah Ofosu: That was one of the first things I noticed, too. I thought it interesting that the music and lighting catered to the overall atmosphere. The stage, adorned by an American flag, wooden stools and crates, was simple and reminiscent of a black-box theater. Taking in my surroundings, I was surprised by how few people were in attendance.