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 updated 10/20/14


"Murder at Cafe Noir includes a catered dinner. Advance tickets are required, so we can tell Omar's Kitchen how many meals to prepare. For more information, follow the link on this paragraph or on the show title.

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Note the early curtain to accommodate the dinner!

And,,, This show is designed to come right out of a 1940's movie, so if you wear black and white, you'll fit right in!

Final Weekend of All Hallows Feast! Order tickets on line or sweet-talk the folks at the Chocolate Shoppe into selling you a ticket for this outstanding show.

"Murder at Café Noir" by David Landau  with music and lyrics by Nikki Stern.

We welcome our dinner guests to the popular, campy dining establishment: Café Noir, on the tropical island of Mustique. You're in for a great meal and an outstanding evening (or afternoon) of entertainment!

Enter private dick Rick Archer. Archer is hunting down a runaway heiress, Sheilda Schickelmeier, who is a woman with more than just money to swing around. Of course, it wouldn't be a Mantorville Theatre All Hallow's Feast if there wasn't a murder involved, and this is no exception (Yes, there was some hint in the title!) The owner of the Cafe Noir has washed ashore, murdered, and Rick's quarry was the last person seen with him. He employs his hard boiled talents to find the killer. Was it the French Madame and club manager? the voodoo priestess? the shyster British attorney? the black marketeer? or the femme fatale?

The show plays weekends from October 3 - October 26. The house opens at 6:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, with the action and meal beginning at 7:00 p.m. On Sundays, the house will open at 12:30 p.m. with the action and meal beginning at 1:00 p.m.



Looking Forward


Please join us for four spectacular shows occurring throughout the year:


"Hjemma's Dilemma" or "Who Stole the Lutefisk" by Cheryl A Frarck.  November 21 - December 14.

"Church Basement Ladies" by Jim Stowell and Jessica Zuehlke, with music and lyrics by Drew Jansen.  February 6 - March 1, 2015.

"Love, Sex and the IRS" by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore.  Fri/Sat/Sun April 10 - May 3, 2015.




Interested in helping with our scene shop renovation? Check out the MTC Construction Guild group on Facebook!



NOW ACCEPTING CREDIT AND DEBIT CARDS AT THE DOOR! (Cash, checks and large quantities of gold still accepted!))


We are looking for a few good people to volunteer to take tickets and host a sales table during the rest of our 2013-14 season. Contact us is you are interested.


Audience participation is a requirement for the melodramatic portion of our season. Come prepared to cheer for the hero and heroine, boo the villain or villainess, and applaud the efforts of our characters (or groan at their jokes!)



We are excited with all of our shows of the 2013 - 2014 season.  Watch our Schedule Page for more information.


Many, many thanks to our generous corporate sponsors who help us keep the costs to our patrons down throughout our 2013-2014 season.


We are also grateful for a grant received from IBM's Fund for Community Service, which combines funding with volunteerism from IBM employees and retirees.

Feel generous? What we appreciate most is your joining our audience, but if you'd also like to join the Mantorville Theatre Company, or give a tax-free donation, click on this text.




Volunteers for Publicity needed - If you'd be willing to volunteer to help out with distribution of posters, design of posters, writing press releases, working on programs, organizing mail and email lists, sending letters to specific groups that might be interested in our shows, and the like - please contact us.


Seeking talented, energetic dramatists for our  future productions!  Directors! Pianists! Set Builders! Costumers! Box Office Managers! We are in need of your talents and we would like to hear from you.  Please send your interest, availability, and if we don't know you, a brief resume to PO Box 194 in Mantorville, MN 55955. Directors - please also include at least two play titles that you would like to direct, with some background on each. You can find topical and schedule information, and even an on-line (sort of) application on our "Join The Fun" page.


Our season is just part of the many exciting things to do in Mantorville.  There are antique buildings for touring from the Mantorville Restoration Association and the Dodge County Historical Society, antique stores and other businesses for browsing and buying and fine dining.  Check out  for more information. For information on the city, in general, try


We encourage LARGE groups (of ten or more). To learn about group discounts, examine our shopping page.


Need to find us? We are just a half block west of Highway 57 on 5th Street in Mantorville (Hwy 57 and 5th is the closest thing Mantorville has to a "major" intersection.)

You can call our answering machine at (507) 635-5420.

Our postal address is PO Box 194 ... Mantorville, MN 55955

and our email is


Need to find Mantorville? We're about 70 miles south of the Twin Cities and 15 miles west of Rochester on Minnesota Highway 57: map