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 All Star Family Bar & Grill in Orange Park (a $60 value). Performances are scheduled for the following dates:
- Friday, December 2, for Santa’s Slain
- Saturday, December 3, for Santa’s Slain
- Saturday, December 10, for Santa’s Slain
- Friday, December 16, for Santa’s Slain
- Saturday, January 7, for Crime and Pun-ishment: A 1920s Murder Mystery
- Saturday, January 14, for Crime and Pun-ishment: A 1920s Murder Mystery
- Friday, January 21, for Crime and Pun-ishment: A 1920s Murder Mystery
The Murder Mystery Company’s thrilling performances challenge diners to exercise detective skills in an evening of mock murder and faux fatalities that unfold over a three-course meal. Between an introductory house salad and a mystery dessert denouement, guests nosh on slow-roasted, tender sliced beef, special-recipe chicken, and hand-mashed potatoes served buffet-style.
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. Santa’s Slain adds intrigue by involving a not-so-jolly St. Nick, and Crime and Pun-ishment invites guests to time-travel to the roaring ’20s. Tablemates work together to clear their good names, sleuthing and sorting out clues to flex critical-thinking skills and prepare themselves for futures as presidents of the Agatha Christie fan club. Detective work pays off with a final dessert course, and drink specials throughout the evening fuel detective skills for solving the mystery of what the bottom of one’s glass looks like.
The Murder Mystery Company
It's not every day that a dinner with friends risks a murder accusation. That's a good possibility for the guests of The Murder Mystery Company, who find themselves in the middle of a investigation for which any one of them could stand accused by a hapless detective. During each interactive dinner, the company's troupe of professional improv actors ignites the dining room with entertaining outbursts and hilarious one-liners in an effort to divulge clues and redirect guilt. Meanwhile, guests work together to sniff out the real culprit, which is definitely not the school janitor in a mask. Birthday parties, bachelorette celebrations, and corporate events can also get in on the interactive action by scheduling a private murder-mystery dinner.
Learn how to play along and how to look for clues. Lesson one: everyone's a suspect.