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 $88, you get a VIP package for two to The Dinner Detective murder-mystery dinner show at the Midtown Arts Center Ballroom in Fort Collins (a $176 total value). Shows take place every Saturday at 6:30 p.m., and doors open at 6:15 p.m. Reservations are based on availability, so call in advance to book.
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The VIP package includes the following: * Two tickets, which include a four-course plated dinner (a $130 value each) * A bottle of wine and two commemorative wine glasses (a $40 value) * Soft drinks, tea, or coffee for two (a $6 value)<p>
The Dinner Detective, an interactive murder-mystery show, intrigues and involves audiences over four delectable courses as they attempt to sleuth out the murderer in their midst and solve comedic cases. During the cocktail hour, guests create alternate identities and mingle with potential friends, foes, and bears dressed in men-suits before settling down at tables of eight for a feast that includes appetizers, salads, and entrees. A cast of colorful detectives and improv-savvy performers doubling as servers helps set the stage for whodunits, as platefuls of chosen entrees— roasted turkey breast, baked spiral ham, or vegetarian lasagna— mysteriously vanish into stomachs.
The cast eschews themed-era period shticks in favor of comedy-mysteries “based on a combination of actual cold-case crimes” and set in modern-day Colorado, according to The Coloradoan, which previewed the show’s debut. Sips of wine relax nerves as couples try and figure out the murderer and claim the evening’s undisclosed prize, while a choice of coffee, soda, or tea keeps eyes alert to potential clues and accidental admissions. Desserts, like justice, fill mouths with a sweet taste as three-hour evenings end with a criminal caught.