The Emerald Heist


The Emerald Heist: an interactive dinner theater production
 Enjoy sitting right alongside cast members in this unique dinner theater mystery. 


In the first-class dining car on a passenger train, we meet Mrs. Winston, an incredibly generous person. Her latest selfless acts include upgrading the coach tickets of a hungry couple and allowing a small museum to exhibit her famed Rockefeller Emerald ring, but when a thief attempts to steal the emerald only discover that it’s already missing, the situation quickly goes off-track and hilarity ensues!

Performance Dates:

  • Saturday, April 4, 2020, at Prince Michel Winery at 6:30 pm,                                                                  154 Winery Ln, Leon, VA 22725
  • Sunday, April 5, 2020, at Coyote Hole Ciderworks at 2:00 pm,                                                                      225 Oak Grove Dr, Mineral, VA 23117

Tickets: $35.00

  • The Prince Michel Performance includes the cost of the food but not alcohol.

Prince Michel ‘s Buffet Menu

    • Tossed Salad with Ranch & Italian Dressings
    • Pulled Pork BBQ with Rolls
    • Fire Roasted Chicken with Rolls
    • Cole Slaw
    • Dessert Chocolate Mousse Tort


  • The Coyote Hole Ciderworks Performance includes a 4-course flight of ciders but not the meal.

The performance at Coyote Hole is a 21 and older event as Alcohol is the product being served.


For more information, contact: Jessy Mahr

Weaving Life into the Story: Action, Dialogue, Pace and Structure Workshop

Weaving Life into the Story: Action, Dialogue, Pace and Structure

Taught by: Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau

Quiet river flow? Or Action-packed? In this seminar we will learn how to structure the text to either speed up or slow down the pace of a story, and how to blend action, dialogue and description to make it come alive.

Lucie-Gabrielle Jolicoeur-Rousseau has a Master’s degree in Literary Studies/Creative Writing from Laval University, where she studied under the direction of Mr. Neil Bissoondath, a well-known Canadian author. Under the name Gabriele Russo, she is the author of three published novels: Incompetent Gods, Inclement Gods, and Incoherent Gods. This will be her fourth seminar with Windmore.

Click Here to register.

Join us at the Culpeper Baptist Church. Room 313

  • Tuesday, February 18 from 10 AM to 1 PM for the lecture
  • Tuesday, February 25 from 10 AM to 1 PM for the workshop
  • Makeup dates are March 5, 2020, and March 5 and March 12, 2020. Times are the same from 10 AM to 2 PM.

IMPORTANT: If Culpeper schools are canceled for inclement weather, the course will be canceled and moved to makeup dates. Inclement weather cancellations notification will also be posted online at

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Summer Musical Theatre Camp 2020

Mark your calendar for another exciting Windmore Summer Musical Theatre Camp to be held June 15-June 27, 2020. The camp will be held at the Epiphany Catholic School, 1211 E Grandview Ave, Culpeper, VA 22701

The musical theatre camp is designed for youth ages 8 to 17 that love to sing, act & dance. Campers will learn about and participate in all facets of a musical production including painting sets & making props, culminating in two performances.

Amanda Reck is the Producer. For more information about summer camp, contact Amanda Reck (

Please visit the Windmore Foundation website:
for an announcement regarding the title of this year’s exciting productions as well as camp details regarding registration. Don’t miss out on this fun and educational opportunity as spots fill up fast.


Epiphany Catholic School


Auditions for: The Emerald Heist, an interactive dinner theater production

Auditions for: The Emerald Heist, an interactive dinner theater production
Performance Dates: April 4, 2020, at Prince Michel Winery at 6:30 pm and April 5, 2020, at 3:00 pm at Coyote Hole Winery
Looking for Cast members ages 16 and up.  4 Males, 4 Females
Audition Dates: Sunday, Feb. 2, 3:00-6:30 and Monday, Feb. 3, 6:30-8:30
Rehearsals Sunday afternoons and Monday evenings starting Feb. 9 with possible other days if needed
Be prepared for cold readings of the script and some improv games.
Click here to access the Audition Sign-up Form.

Emerald Heist Character List

Conductor (M or F) Ticket Taker
James (M 20s-30s) Train Passenger with a secret
Lucy (F 20s-30s) Another passenger, has a gift for backhanded compliments
Mrs. Winston (F 40s up) Owner of the Rockefeller Emerald Ring; Kind and Generous
Thief (M or F)  Unflappable and pragmatic bandit
Curator (M or F)  Runs a nearby museum; hopes the emerald ring will boost business
Marshal (M-F 20s up)  Not-too-bright law enforcement agent
Jeweler (M or F)               Jewel Expert and consultant
Servers (any age)            Helps with the dinner adds ad-lib comments during the production

Need to download a copy of the Audition Form? Bring the completed formto to the Bring the completed form to the audition.

For more information contact Jessy at