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 from Murder is Served, a division of Mystery on the Menu. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get one ticket to a public performance of The Art of Murder (a $38 value). Performances take place in Miami Beach, with November shows at the Howard Johnson and December shows at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden. Choose from the following performances:
- Thursday, November 17, at 7 p.m.
- Thursday, November 17, at 9 p.m.
- Friday, November 18, at 7 p.m.
- Friday, November 18, at 9 p.m.
- Thursday, December 8, at 7 p.m.
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- For $199, you get an on-location private performance of Invitation to Murder for up to 100 guests, valid within a 15-mile radius of Miami Beach (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. The Art of 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 a portrait painter 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.