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.
Choose from Three Options
- $29 for a murder-mystery performance for two (a $60 value)
- $55 for a murder-mystery performance for four (a $120 value)
- $799 for an on-location private murder-mystery performance for up to 50 (a $2,000 value)
This fall, there is Trouble at the Tropicabana. This latest, interactive murder-mystery show spoofs an I Love Lucy episode in a gripping tale filled with laughs and intrigue. The performance includes appetizers and a cash bar, though the gourmet dinner is separate ($35). Most shows this fall are Fridays and Saturdays at 6:30 p.m. Be sure to call ahead for reservations and specific showtimes. For the private performance, the troupe will bring the show to your location of choice within 20 miles of San Rafael.
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.