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 snooper star with today’s Groupon to Marin Murder Mysteries in San Rafael. Choose from the following options:
- For $15, you get an adult ticket to a show-only murder mystery performance, which includes a buffet of appetizers (a $30 value).
- For $22, you get a child’s ticket to murder mystery dinner show with a five-course dinner (a $44 value).
- For $599, you get a private murder mystery performance for up to 50 people at the location of your choice within a 30-mile radius of San Rafael (a $2,000 value).
Customers who purchase the child's ticket option may purchase up to two adult tickets at a 20 percent discount through the box office.
Set against exposed brick walls, Marin Murder Mysteries’s interactive, whodunit-style dinner performances challenge guests’ sleuthing skills, as they cunningly unravel clues and gasp in horror at shocking plot twists. Youngsters age 12 and under indulge in an extravagant five-course meal complete with kid-size portions of appetizers, choice of salad, penne pasta, choice of entree, and a dessert. Adult guests mingle while munching on hors d’oeuvres and enjoying a cash bar during the initial interrogation period, in which fellow audience members become suspects and soup tureens become possible murder weapons.
To entertain friends and family outside the theater, patrons can bring the murder mystery evening to the locale of their choice for up to 50 guests. Hosts can invite friends to celebrate a birthday party, anniversary, or retirement, sorting out alibis in their living room, or gather enemies in an eerily realistic abandoned mansion to make amends while accusing one another of murder.
Marin Murder Mysteries
At Marin Murder Mysteries, dinner mates may ask you to pass the rolls just before they begin chipping away at your alibi. That’s because guests are both suspects and sleuths during the theater troupe’s interactive performances, attempting to tally the clues and pinpoint the culprit's motive. Each year, the cast and crew serve up three to four different shows that inject generous portions of slapstick into the familiar detective genre. The writers and directors have a particular fondness for the noir-soaked era of the 1950s, with such past plays as Remains to be Seen, Murder Me, Always, and Death of a Doornail. During the show, guests have the option to dine on a gourmet dinner or sip cocktails from a cash bar.