Life is full of unanswered questions, such as who really built the pyramids, how Swiss cheese gets its holes, 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 dinner and a whodunit performance by The Murder Mystery Company at The A.S.M. Banquet Center on Oklahoma Avenue (a $60 value).
The two-hour murder-mystery dinner is an evening of mock murder and faux fatalities unfolding along with a three-course meal. In between an introductory salad and a mystery dessert epilogue, guests can nosh on a buffet featuring fish fry, chicken, and slow-roasted, tender-sliced beef. While mouths are busy munching food, minds clue in on the trouble afoot. The comic mystery begins with a murder. A detective soon arrives on the scene and suspects all audience members as possible perpetrators. Work with your tablemates to clear your good name, slyly sleuthing and sorting out clues to determine the identity of the killer. Is it the invisible butler only you seem to be able to see, or could the heart of a homicidal maniac linger within the cardiganed exterior of an elderly dinner date? Anybody and everybody is a suspect.
Though drinks are not included with this Groupon, there may be drink specials available during the show. All guests will receive a photo slideshow from the performance as a way to fondly remember the light-hearted night of death.
The Murder Mystery Company
It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner.
Learn how to play along and how to look for clues. Lesson one: everyone's a suspect.