Murder at the Speakeasy – A Fundraiser for Ulster County Historical Society

Date(s) - Sat, May 14, 2022
6:30 pm-8:30 pm

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Bevier House


The Ulster County Historical Society hosts MURDER AT THE SPEAKEASY as part of their annual fundraising event.

In celebration of its 24th year in operation and its return to live, and safe, performances, Murder Café will be offering an original historic whodunit: “Murder at the Speakeasy.”

This evening of history and mystery will be presented on both Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th from 6:30 pm–8:30 pm at the Bevier House Museum in Kingston, New York (2682 Route 209). Tickets are $55 per person and are limited. Tickets can be purchased by visiting or by calling 845-377-1040.

Proceeds will benefit the Ulster County Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served.

“Murder at the Speakeasy” is set in 1928 at the Bevier House when the landowner decides it’s in his best interests to have local bootlegger, and Hudson Valley legend, Dutch Schultz open a speakeasy on the premises. Bevier wants revenue from moonshine but Dutch wants to give his girlfriend Lu Lu a place to sing. Flapper Rose isn’t having it. You’ll dine, dance and gulp the best hooch anywhere until tempers flare, bullets rain and the law shows up. One body will fall but it doesn’t look like the Charleston did it.

Murder Café owner and operator Frank Marquette summarizes the play as follows: “Combining local history with a touch of mystery is what we love to do and what our audiences have come to expect from us. In ‘Murder at the Speakeasy’ all the characters, have a motive for murder. As the clues develop and the plot thickens, you’ll be asked to guess whodunit and why. Guess correctly and you will be eligible to win a prize.”

 “Murder at the Speakeasy” features the talents of Hudson Valley-based actors Kim Schneeberger, Jim Keenen, Ellen Pavloff, Tom Roberts, Lauren Roberts and David Britton.