The crime committed most often during mealtime is reaching over someone else to get the salt, which is why it's always a welcome distraction when a murder is committed instead. Enjoy a side of mystery with your meal with today's Groupon: for $45, you get two tickets to Savannah Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre at the DoubleTree by Hilton and the Hilton Garden Inn (up to an $89.90 value). Dinner-theater shows run from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Saturdays, but can be made available on Fridays and Sundays if Saturdays book up quickly.
Director Tom Coleman III invites thrill-seeking audiences' inner sleuths to the dinner table with a rotating season of murder-mystery themes as an elegant three-course feast unfolds. Marriage Can Be Murder welcomes guests to join a cast featured on Travel Channel's Samantha Brown's Great Weekends to imbibe the finished product of the murdered mother-in-law's favorite snickerdoodle recipe between garden-salad preludes and clandestine dessert epilogues. Guests feast on entrees such as roast cornish hen with roasted-shallot whipped potatoes, potato-encrusted Atlantic salmon and grits, or specially made vegan dishes as clue packages strengthen leads and bribe money tests morals. Amateur detectives are empowered to choose the level of participation they are comfortable with, freeing some minds to ponder clues over sweet-potato hash as others giddily dance the hokey pokey with the wedding party or attempt to pin the murder on a neighbor's Chia Pet.
Savannah Community Theatre
Anyone active in Savannah’s theatre community in the 70s and 80s would likely have encountered Tom Coleman III, a director who began his career at the Savannah Young People’s Theatre. He produced and directed more than 200 shows in the ensuing 35 years, culminating in the founding of the Savannah Community Theatre. The company often produces shows by local playwrights, along with a weekly, pirate-themed murder mystery dinner show.