Bittersweet Productions was founded in 1994 with a tour of THE GRAPES OF WRATH that opened in Western North Carolina and took a final bow in Kiev, Ukraine. These days, an ensemble of seasoned actors presents a variety of comic and musical performances across North and South Carolina. Bittersweet’s Nightshade Mystery Theatre produces interactive mysteries aboard the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and at inns, conference centers, hotels, and restaurants for individual and corporate clients. Original scripts by The Haymakers present zany characters, the inevitable crime, and the chance for audience members to become detectives and answer the question, “Who done it?” The company performs a spirited review of the music, comedy, and dance of the “Roaring Twenties” in a 1920s Radio Show - even the studio audience gets into the act for a lively Charleston. News breaks are full of what’s happening in Buncombe County and Asheville businesses from Barefoot and Tatum’s Drug Store to Biltmore Dairy’s singing cows are featured in ads of the period. Bittersweet entertains the young and young at heart with a frolic of familiar fairy tales with a twist set in the early years of “Bunkum’s” Twentieth Century. Costumed characters, musical fashion shows of period costumes, and customized shows for any event also are available.