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 deal: for $15, you get two tickets to any murder-mystery theater show at Poison Ivy Mysteries. Currently, shows are scheduled for select Friday and Saturday evenings through October 30—more performances and themes will be added throughout the coming year. Dinner is not included in the value of today’s Groupon but can be purchased separately for $10 per person.
Poison Ivy Mysteries is currently stumping would-be detectives with Twilit and the Full Blooded Princess, a fantastical blend of vampires, wizards, monsters, and whodunit desires. The performance pulls characters from all reaches of Hollywood and literary folklore, including Edward and Bella, inspired by the Twilight series; Ron and Hermione, inspired by the Harry Potter series; and Frankenstein's monster and his bride, inspired by the Wishbone series.
Regardless of which performance you attend, the evening begins with a brief meet-and-greet between all unacquainted parties. Then, the plot fattens with a few interactive musical numbers and one pleasantly non-interactive murder. With the deed already done, guests engage in investigating, grilling suspects in pursuit of handy clues and cues. The theater provides all participants with detective kits, pages to take notes, and question suggestions. Participants must provide their own reading of the line "It's elementary, my dear Watson." At the end of the night, answer cards are collected and prizes are handed out.
Check the website for future productions and venue changes. Advance reservations required.
There are no reviews for this current show of Poison Ivy Mysteries, but the Utah Theater Bloggers have given positive reviews of past productions of "Death...The Final Frontier…May the Corpse Be With You" and "Club Mystique".
- The cast did a stellar job and interacting with them was very entertaining. This show is perfect for the aspiring actor because you can role play with the characters all night. It’s also a great family-friendly activity... – Lorelie Sander, Utah Theater Bloggers
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