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 scheduled on select Fridays and Sundays through December.
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 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. Murder at the Masquerade, which runs through November 13, adds intrigue by keeping faces and motives under masquerade masks, and starting November 13, Santa's Sleigh celebrates holiday mirth until St. Nick chuckles his last. 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. Detective work pays off with a final dessert course, and all patrons will receive a photo slideshow from the performance as a way to fondly remember light-hearted death-themed evenings.