Presenting a fictional mystery during a dinner party keeps guests from stressing over real mysteries, like why all the other guests are old mannequins in wigs. Enjoy solvable puzzles with this Groupon.
- $52 for a three-course dinner and tickets to any upcoming murder-mystery show for two (a $84 value)
While homicidal slapstick unfolds on stage at Mystery Mansion Dinner Theatre in Phoenix on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the audience ponders the mystery over a three-course customizable dinner. Bookended by a fresh green salad and daily pastry special, the basic entree choices include grilled herb chicken, hearty pot roast, country fried steak, or the vegetarian garden burger. For an additional fee, diners can upgrade to grilled Atlantic salmon ($2).
The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater
For more than two decades, The Mystery Mansion Dinner Theater has kept diners guessing with ghoulishly goofy whodunits. The rotating repertoire includes Murder at Greystone Manor, which takes place on the set of Golden Age Hollywood director C.D. Weasel's latest production. Before filming can begin in earnest, starlet Clara Simpleton comes down with a bad case of cold feet and cold everything else. Femme fatale and back-up actress Jewel Precious seems the obvious suspect, but the stunningly punny characters know well how to hide their motivations behind a flurry of gags and one-liners. Murder at Bedside Manor takes place in a shockingly OSHA-noncompliant hospital staffed by such consummate professionals as Barb Bituate, Old Doctor Young, Young Doctor Young, and Nurse Scratchit. "Lame jokes, puns, goofy costumes, and thin plots are the stock in trade at the Mystery Mansion," noted Barbara Yost of the Arizona Republic, adding, "Patrons can't get enough.