$25 for "The Ryan Case 1873" Interactive Murder Mystery (Up to $51.22 Value). Nine Shows Available.

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Real-life historical murder inspires sleuthing missions through New York streets dotted with actors playing victims, suspects, and witnesses

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Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem starting day of show for a ticket at venue Box Office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Jimmy's No. 43. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Live In Theater Productions' current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 mins before showtime. Must be 13+. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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 GrouponLive deal to The Ryan Case 1873, an interactive murder-mystery of New York from Live In Theater. For $25, you get one ticket for general admission (up to a $51.22 value, including all fees). The show embarks from Jimmy's No. 43 on Saturdays at 2 p.m. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Choose from the following dates:

  • September 8
  • September 15
  • September 22
  • September 29
  • October 6
  • October 13
  • October 20
  • October 27
  • November 10

On the busy modern streets of New York, a historical murder has just occurred. In what Neil Genzlinger of the New York Times calls “a particularly fine example" of an audience-participation murder mystery, creative director Carlo D'Amore and crew don the period costumes of suspects, victims, cops, and witnesses while weaving an enigma pulled from the police blotters of yore. The members of the walking audience must stay hot on the crew's heels as they move from a bar through city parks and other sites. A brother and sister are discovered brutally murdered in their apartment in The Ryan Case 1873, a dramatization of an unsolved crime in what was once the Irish slum Five Points. Recently nominated for a Drama Desk Award for Unique Theatrical Experience, The Ryan Case 1873 whisks armchair sleuths through the surrounding streets, which harbor such persons of interest as the unfortunate duo's landlord, the landlord's wife, and a few ladies of negotiable affections, all of whom may or may not be trusted. Guests must try to solve the case before the commissioner fires their chief and forces them to peel the gum from their shoes.

Live In Theater Productions

Murder mysteries should be anything but silly. That’s the view espoused by Live In Theater Productions, the brainchild of prolific actor and playwright Carlo D'Amore. Eschewing the goofy tone of some other shows, Live In Theater plunges participants into cases that take their immersive details from unsolved, historical murders in New York. Showgoers make their way along the city streets where the real crimes once took place, interrogating actors playing roles ranging from 19th-century Irish slumlords to strung-out 1970s junkies. Each event plays out differently as the amateur sleuths weigh evidence, pursue leads, and finally find some use for their pocket-sized polygraphs, creating a one-of-a-kind adventure that earned a 2012 Drama Desk nomination for Unique Theatrical Experience.

Customer Reviews

It was great!
Anastasia C. · October 3, 2012
Great actors and nice journey through the East Village
Patricia V. · September 23, 2012
Actors were great. Very fun!
Laurie M. · November 20, 2011

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