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Mansion Mysteries

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Come take part in a "whodunit" at Sonnenberg! Guests will have a chance to take part in this live-theater event by uncovering the clues that will solve the mystery and bring the guilty party (or parties) to justice! Light refreshments along with a cash wine bar will be provided. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be available. Guests are welcome to further participate in the fun, if they so desire, by attending in costume. Prepaid reservations required.

2019 Play: The Night the Cereus Bloomed - It is spring in 1869, and Sonnenberg is busy preparing to host the annual night-time blooming event of Frederick Thompson’s prized Cereus plant. But all does not go as planned. To ensure proper care of his prized Cereus, Frederick has hired a new gardener, who arrives with impeccable credentials -- and an unsavory side. Soon, the entire staff is in turmoil due to Kavanaugh's boorish behavior, which causes resentment to fester. Then, tensions boil over when two young lads, working on scaffolding in Mary's greenhouse, are severely injured while under Kavanaugh's despotic supervision. The climax is reached on the night of the party, when an unknown, distraught woman confronts Kavanaugh, demanding repayment for her stolen funds. Furthermore, she is bent on revenge against him for making her a laughingstock, jilting her at the altar. Indeed, the cad will be avenged on the night the Cereus blooms -- but by whom? And how?

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Sonnenberg Gardens & Mansion State Historic Park
  • 151 Charlotte Street
  • Canandaigua, NY 14424