Life is full of unanswered questions, such as who really built the pyramids, where swiss cheese gets its holes from, and what the "J" in Michael J. Fox stands for. Get to the bottom of a solvable mystery with today's Groupon: for $29, you get one ticket to a two-hour dinner and whodunit performance by The Murder Mystery Company at The A.S.M. Banquet Hall in Milwaukee (a $60 value). Performances are currently scheduled on select Fridays and Sundays through October.
The Murder Mystery Company challenges diners to exercise detective skills and untested telepathic abilities in an evening of mock murder and faux fatalities that unfold over a three-course meal. Between an introductory salad and a mystery dessert epilogue, guests nosh on buffet items, including fish fry, chicken, and tender, slow-roasted sliced beef, all served with sides including hand-mashed potatoes and a california vegetable blend. As mouths occupy themselves, the comic mystery begins with a murder, and a detective arrives on the scene to locate the perpetrator in the audience. Tablemates work together to clear their good names, slyly sleuthing and sorting out clues to flex critical-thinking skills and prepare themselves for futures in real-life crime. All patrons will receive a photo slideshow from the performance as a way to fondly remember light-hearted death-themed evenings.