On television, criminal investigators are slick and relentless, which explains why most kids want to grow up to be cops, actors, or a pair of sunglasses. Shine like a snooping star with this Groupon.
$99 for Two VIP Tickets to Murdered by the Mob ($198 Value)
Held at the Arno Dinner Theater in Midtown West, the interactive mystery is set around a murder at a mob party thrown to celebrate the ascension of the new don. Actors playing bosses, wise guys, and mob princesses mingle with guests, giving would-be sleuths the opportunity to identify the perpetrator while working up an appetite with between-course dancing. Dinner includes bruschetta and focaccia, chicken parmesan with rigatoni and vodka sauce, and unlimited tea and coffee. After the show, best actor and actress awards are handed out to diners who best take on underworld personas or can successfully pass a lie-detector test. Shows run Friday at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.
Murder Mystery Inc.
Murder Mystery Inc. indulges wannabe gumshoes with interactive cases laced with sidesplitting humor. Its popular Murdered by the Mob dinner show has diners interrogating organized crime toughs after a murder at the don’s party. As Crime Goes By mystery weekends, held at hotels both in state and out of state, stretch a tangled web of bribery, infidelity, and murder over three days, fully immersing guests in the case’s shadowy twists and turns and terrifying vacationers who accidentally booked a room the same weekend. Seasoned improvisers fill out the company’s roster of actors, delivering lively and humorous dialogue that draws in audiences and draws delighted giggles out of even the surliest of sleuths.