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 today’s Groupon to see a one-woman murder-mystery performance by Murder is Served, a division of Mystery on the Menu. Choose between the following options:
- For $19, you get one ticket to a public performance of Million Dollar Murder (a $38 value) at the Howard Johnson in Miami Beach. This Groupon is valid for the following dates and times, no reservation is required:
- Wednesday, October 19 at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.
- Thursday, October 20 at 7 p.m. or 9 p.m.
- For $199, you get an on-location private performance of Invitation to Murder for up to 100 guests (a $500 value).
During the one-woman shows performed by Murder is Served, writer and actress Barbara Fox dramatizes mealtimes with interactive, sleuth-inspiring mysteries held in public arenas and at private parties. Million Dollar Murder attracts audiences with a smorgasbord of cheese, chocolate, and soft drinks before roping them into a twisted tale of whodunit. Attendees attempt to solve the murder of Professor Clark Mason—who perishes soon after winning $1 million on a television show—by examining clues, reading given lines, asking questions, and polygraph-testing the tablecloth. Each interactive show ends with the apprehension of an unsuspecting guest, who remains unaware of their given character's murderous truth until the fictional cuffs latch.
Personal parties also spin a mysterious web among groups of up to 100 revelers at a location of choice. An ideal activity for office functions, birthday parties, or lengthy jury deliberations, private performances pin a crafted killing onto a single guest. Personal party hosts must provide their own hors d'oeuvres.
Mystery On The Menu
The characters in Barbara Fox's original shows literally spring to life off the page, just in time to be murdered. Whether held as a public performance or commissioned for a private show, Mystery On The Menu productions challenge audience members to take a hands-on approach to solving the crime. And they should take an interest in the investigation—after all, they might be the culprit and not even know it. Attendees will be given lines to read, and must take on the responsibility of piecing together clues, interrogating fellow party members, and polygraph-testing the tablecloth themselves. Each interactive play ends with the apprehension of an unsuspecting guest, who remains unaware of their character's murderous truth until the fictional cuffs latch.