March Mini-Roadtrip – Dinner and a Show in Port Clinton, Ohio

March is a variable month near Lake Erie – it can be very cold and snowy, or get up into the high 40’s – low 50s. The earlier in the month you come, the more chance of cold temps. For this reason, our March road trip leads to only indoor activities!

Our March trip is going to feature a special dinner, followed by a fun comedy play. Port Clinton is a nice, easy 30-minute drive from Milan. A feature of the drive is the trip over Sandusky Bay on the Edison Bridge, especially if you’re from more interior climes with no coastline! Part of the region known as “VacationLand”, Port Clinton is also known as the Walleye Capital of the World and a fabulous place to visit any time of the year.

First thing, purchase your show tickets online. Tickets are $15 each ($12 for seniors).  Next, call for no later than 6pm reservations at the restaurant at 419-734-CIAO (2426) – you’ll want to be done with dinner and on the way to the theater by 7:00 pm.

You’ll start off from Angel Welcome Bed & Breakfast, heading down to Port Clinton using Google Maps directions. Depending on what time you’ve made dinner reservations, you’ll leave no later than 5:20 pm. Ciao Bella is a wonderful Italian ristorante with a full menu that includes your favorites, along with seafood specialties like Lobster Al Forno. Entrees range from $15 for spaghetti with meatballs to $44 for Filet Mignon. After you’ve enjoyed a delicious dinner, head off to the theater. The show starts at 7:30. The theater is 13 minutes from the restaurant.

Four Old Broads, presented by Playmakers Civic Theatre, is the comedic mystery we’ve chosen for you! The premise is:

“Former burlesque star Beatrice Shelton is itching for a change and she’s had enough of the repeated visits to Helen, Georgia’s “adorable German village.” She believes a Sassy Seniors Caribbean Cruise could be the perfect escape if only she can persuade her devout best friend, Eaddy Mae Clayton, to take a break from her prayers and accompany her. However, the atmosphere at Magnolia Place Assisted Living has been less than ideal since Nurse Pat Jones started her tenure. The latest resident, Imogene Fletcher, is facing unexpected memory lapses. Maude Jenkins is engrossed in her beloved soap drama and is busy organizing her own farewell ceremony.

As they navigate this chaos, a mystery peppered with laughs unfolds. This group is determined to outwit the dubious Nurse Pat Jones and decipher why so many peers are being shifted to “the dark side” the nature of a peculiar pill, and the whereabouts of Doctor Head. The plot thickens with comedic twists.”

Sounds like a lot of fun! The theater has been providing entertainment to the Port Clinton community for over 75 years, and is going strong in 2024.

After the show, come on back to Angel Welcome, to your warm and comfortable room and cozy bed, then wake up to a delicious homemade breakfast!

This itinerary will work for Friday-Saturday, March 8-9 or March 15-16. If you prefer a matinee, the show will also be staged on Sunday, March 10 and March 17 at 2pm. Just adjust the timing to fit your needs.

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