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 $25, you get one ticket to dinner and a brand-new whodunit performance by The Murder Mystery Company at Brann's Sizzling Steaks & Sports Grille in Grand Rapids (a $55 value).
Exercise detective skills and untested telepathic abilities with 'Til Death Do Us Part, an evening of mock murder and faux fatalities unfolding over a three-course meal in the guise of a wedding reception. In between a fresh salad overture and a rich ice-cream epilogue, guests nosh on a choice of mesquite-grilled tilapia filler, a sizzling 8-ounce steak, or a slow-roasted rack of ribs drenched in Brann's signature sauce (vegetarian options are available on request). While taste buds examine the scrumptious spread, minds can suss out the case at hand. The comic mystery begins with a murder, with a detective arriving on the scene to locate the perpetrator in the audience. Work with your tablemates to save the wedding and clear your good name, slyly sleuthing and sorting out clues while sketching out blueprints for a deerstalker hat with integrated deer radar.
Though drinks are not included with this Groupon, there may be drink specials available during the show. Lap up libations while scanning the room for guilty eyes and hairpieces preparing to flee at any moment. All patrons will receive a photo slideshow from the performance as a way to fondly remember the light-hearted night of death. Arriving 30 minutes before the show is recommended.
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.