$29 for Ticket to Murder-Mystery Dinner Show from The Murder Mystery Company at Empress Tea Room and Bistro ($60 Value)

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Dinner theater challenges sleuthing tablemates with two-hour interactive murder mystery during three-course pasta dinner

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Expires Oct 29th, 2011. Redeem starting 9/10/11. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Empress Tea Room and Bistro. Must provide first and last name at checkout. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must reserve together to sit together. Not valid for drinks. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Life is full of unanswered questions, such as who really built the pyramids, where swiss cheese gets its holes from, and what the J in Michael J. Fox stands for. Get to the bottom of a solvable mystery with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one ticket to a two-hour dinner and whodunit performance by The Murder Mystery Company at Empress Tea Room and Bistro (a $60 value). Performances are currently scheduled at 7 p.m. on select Fridays and Saturdays in September and October.

The Murder Mystery Company challenges diners to exercise detective skills and fledgling telepathic abilities in a comedic evening of mock murder and faux fatalities that unfolds during a three-course meal. Between an introductory salad and a mystery-dessert epilogue, guests nosh on one of three of the Empress Tea Room & Bistro's main-course munchables, including options with fish, chicken, or vegetables fashioned to spell out a ransom note. As mouths occupy themselves, the mystery begins with a murder, and a detective soon arrives on the scene to locate the perpetrator in the audience. Tablemates work together to clear their good names, slyly sleuthing and sorting out clues, flexing critical-thinking skills, and preparing for futures in real-life crime. All patrons will receive a photo slideshow from the performance as a way to fondly remember light-hearted death-themed evenings.

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