The crime committed most often during mealtime is reaching over someone else to get the salt, which is why it's always a welcome distraction when a murder is committed instead. Enjoy a side of mystery with your meal with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one ticket to a murder-mystery dinner show from The Murder Mystery Company at the A.S.M. Banquet Hall (a $60 value). Shows start at 7 p.m. on Fridays and 5 p.m. on Sundays through December 18.
Theatergoers transform into super sleuths during The Murder Mystery Company's interactive shows, solving onstage crimes while noshing on a buffet-style three-course meal. A fresh garden salad kicks off the dining and detectiving as actors portray a slain waiter, the inspector tasked with solving the murder, and the inspector's most trusted notepad. As the gumshoe whittles down a list of suspects, audience members work to maintain their innocence before meandering to the well-appointed buffet, rife with fish, chicken, and slow-roasted sliced beef. Oven-roasted, hand-mashed potatoes usher in the climactic reveal, and a tasty dessert wraps up the whodunit more deliciously than a sugar-coated magnifying glass. November performances depict a masquerade ball, and a holiday-themed show beginning November 13 tells the tale of Santa Claus's demise at a law firm's annual Christmas party. The Murder Mystery Company recommends arriving 30 minutes before showtime.