The Emerald Heist Postponed


As Artistic Director of StageWorks, I am disappointed to announce that due to the current threat posed by the Coronavirus, we will be postponing our production of the Emerald Heist.  We are working on solidifying a new date with Prince Michel Winery and encourage everyone who purchased tickets to hold on to them as we plan on rescheduling the performance in the near future.  The show must go on!!! And it will once the situation improves!  As of today, we are looking to reschedule in early June once, and if, the ban on gatherings of 50 or more people has been lifted.

Please stay tuned for further updates and if you have any questions do not hesitate to email me at

Thank you for being patient with us as we navigate this crazy world that we are living in right now!


Jessy Mahr

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.

Guess the Emeralds Contest: Record your guess here: GUESS

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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