1926 AN IRISH WAKE FOR DR. E.W.GROVE. An Immersive Vaudevillian Dinner Theatre Show
A comedy melodrama dinner show set in Asheville in 1926 is an open-casket wake for the great Dr. E.W. Grove hosted by five vaudevillian friends who lament, sing, reminisce, toast, dance and grow quiet tipsy while he lays in wait.. This vaudeville full of charming slapstick, musical and dance performances, absurdities, soliloquy and poetry and melodramatic supernatural comedy.
You have been cordially invited to a traditional IRISH open casket wake hosted at Lex 18 for Dr. E.W. Grove. The extraordinary Dr. Grove, creator of the Tasteless Quinine Company which he established in Asheville, North Carolina in 1900 had many interest in Asheville, including the famous Battery Hotel, Grove Arcade and Grove Park Inn. With great sadness, his friends found Dr. Grove presumed dead in his room at the Battery Hotel.
Hearts filled with sadness for the passing and joy with the knowledge of this great man, Grove's friends bring forth their stories, toasts, songs and dance, ever-increasingly dramatized with their growing tipsiness. Unbeknownst to friends gathered at hand Dr. Grove is all but dead and comic absurdities ensue with each passing toast, speech, song, dance until the not an IRISH toast is left, and then pandemonium ensues!
DINNER SHOW IMMERSION
This uniquely designed dinner show experience is designed around the classical vaudeville melodrama with a twist of fictionalized and historical facts, setting and personages. The evening is a blend of charming slapstick, musical and dance performances, absurdities, soliloquy and poetry and melodramatic supernatural comedy. With an integrated cast of guests, wait staff and host characters, guests can expect feel they are part of the show and immersed in the evening.
DATES AND TIMES FOR RECEPTION & DINNER SHOW SEATINGS
FIRST SEATING 6:30PM - 8:30PM
LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS
WINE AND WHISKEY RECEPTION
No host bar is set as an opportunity to prime the pump for lamenting, weeping and laughing.
A Wake's Appetizer
Baguette, cured aged ham, goat cheese with lavender honey and dipping oil
Short ribs, leeks, creamy stone ground grits, summer vegetable and corn relish
NC Smoked trout cakes*, fresh local greens, summer vegetable succotash, smoked pepper cream
Roasted sunburst squash, white quinoa, local greens, asparagus, cabbage, red onion, heirloom tomatoes, shiitake mushrooms, eight ball zucchini
Whiskey bread pudding with Catdaddy Moonshine whipped cream
A shot of Catdaddy Vanilla Spiced Whiskey
DINNER TICKETS INCLUDE:
Three Course Summer Dinner
Catdaddy Moonshine (to toast the dead)
Live Music and Musical Performances
Immersive Vaudeville Experience "A Wake...For the Living and Dead"
$55 PER PERSON
Gratuity is not included and will be presented along with all other alcohol and beverage requests at the end of the evening.
LIMITED TO 28 GUESTS
There is one guest requirement which is to dress UP for this very special dinner. Vintage costumes in the style of the 1920s and 1930s add a wonderful element of authenticity for everyone to enjoy. Given this is an IRISH WAKE we suggest darker clothing. If your closet does not offer these options, we do ask our diners to dress semi formal; jacket and tie for men and cocktail attire for women. A week prior, guests will receive an emailed invitation providing directions and information detailing the evening's event.
Lex 18 Supper Club (View)
18 North Lexington Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|