1926 VAUDEVILLIAN COMEDY IRISH WAKE
A comedy melodrama dinner show set in Asheville in 1926 is set around an open-casket wake for the great Dr. E.W. Grove (who lies in state in the casket) This Irish wake is hosted by five vaudevillian friends who together with guests lament, sing, reminisce, toast, dance, perform magic tricks and grow quiet tipsy. This vaudeville full of charming slapstick, musical and dance performances, absurdities, soliloquy and poetry and melodramatic supernatural comedy.
Guests attend 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 vaudevillian 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. 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.
LIMITED TO 26 GUESTS
WINE AND WHISKEY RECEPTION
No host bar is set as an opportunity to prime the pump for lamenting, weeping and laughing.
Artisan cheese, apple butter, Appalachian chow chow, fresh baked bread, butter
THE HEART OF THE MATTER
Short ribs, leeks, creamy stone ground grits, summer vegetable and corn relish OR
NC Smoked trout cakes*, fresh local greens, summer vegetable succotash, smoked pepper cream
Whiskey bread pudding with Catdaddy Moonshine whipped cream
A shot of Catdaddy Vanilla Spiced Whiskey
(Please contact us for Vegetarian/Vegan options)
TICKETS INCLUDE: $60 per person
Three Course Dinner
Catdaddy Moonshine (to toast the dead)
Live Music and Musical Performances
Immersive Vaudeville Experience "A Wake...For the Living and Dead"
Additional Alcohol and gratuity are not included and will be presented at the end of show.
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!|