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MURDER MYSTERY DINNER SHOW

"CRIME & PUNISHMENT"

A 1920'S MURDER MYSTERY EXPERIENCE


 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10TH, 2018 

JOHN O'LEARY ADULT COMMUNITY CENTER, 4 CHURCH STREET, MERRIMACK

5:30 - 9:30 PM

Join the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Murder Mystery Company on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 for a professionally catered Murder Mystery Dinner Show. This is the perfect gift idea for Valentines Day, the Holidays, the Birthday present for that person who has everything, or yourself!


Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s juice joint when someone is put on ice! The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy and not a single person is muttering a word! Help find out who’s on the level and who’s on the lam by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the murderer hotfoots it out of there!


Where and when is this happening?

Date: Saturday,February 10th, 2018

Time: 5:30 - 9:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30 pm; dinner begins at 6:30 pm)

Location: John O'Leary Adult Community Center,4 Church St. Merrimack, NH 03054


How much does this cost?

Take part in the Early Bird Special by registering before December, 16th and pay only $50.00 per ticket. After December,16th the tickets increase to the regular price of $55.00 per person. Tickets are non refundable. 





Will I get a physical ticket?

Yes, after you register online your official show tickets will be sent to you in the mail. The holidays are coming faster than you think and these tickets are the perfect thing to wrap up and give as a gift. 


What should I wear? 
Dress in your best 1920's outfits including: flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras. If you aren’t feeling that jive you can dress as a private detective to help solve the crime, just don’t frame the wrong guy!


We strongly encourage our guests to dress according to the theme of the show; it makes the evening more fun for everyone! However, if you choose not to dress up, we suggest you wear something business casual. 


Who are the actors? 

The Murder Mystery Company from Boston, MA will be providing the highly trained actors for this performance. These trained professionals have performed in many murder mystery shows and are sure to deliver a great performance. 


View the Murder Mystery Company WebsiteHERE


What will dinner be? 

The dinner will be catered by Only Catering Company. They will be providing and serving a variety of different Italian Entree Dishes which will come with Garden Salad, and a fresh roll and butter. Desserts and coffee will also be provided. 


View the Full Event Menu HERE


Will there be a bar? 

Yes, there will be a full cash bar. Professional bar services will be provided by Bartending Mr. Carol. 


Who can attend? 

This event is open to all adult residents and non-residents. This event is a fun and unique Valentines Day idea for you and the special someone or the perfect event to go to with a group of your closest friends. The show is rated Pg-13. 

Do you offer childcare? 
Yes, we will be offering childcare for children aged 4-12 years old. The fee for childcare for the evening is $10.00 per child and drop off and pickup will take place next door at the Merrimack Public Library.  The night will include the showing of a movie, pizza and a snack , and various other activities for them to do. Spaces are limited and children must be pre-registered. 





What to Expect at a Murder Mystery Party?
 A group of highly trained improv actors come set the scene for a murder that you, the guest, will have the next two hours to solve. Many of the guests at the event will be chosen to play the parts of suspects, but EVERYONE gets to help solve the crime.

Some people are worried about being chosen as a suspect. It could not be easier. Our actors will have costume items selected for you, and everything you need to know will be given to you in a binder. Our actors will clue you in when it is time for your character to do something. The most you will ever have to do is read a line or two out loud and answer some questions. Our team won’t let you fail! Our number-one priority is that everyone has fun, and we make sure that our chosen characters are given all the tools needed to have a worry-free experience.


No two murder mystery parties are the same, but there are some common elements that one can expect. The first “Act” puts things in motion. It establishes the world in which the crime is going to take place. It introduces the main characters and some of their basic relationships with one another. It is during this act that the murder will occur or be revealed (if it occurred before the beginning of the act)


The first investigation time  is the first opportunity for the guests to start really digging into the crime. They get to mingle, question suspects, and work any provided goals.


When the second acts starts, specific clues about the death are revealed, and some of the characters are interrogated for clues about themselves, their relationship to the deceased, and any reasons why they would, or would not have committed the crime.


The next investigation time will take place with a new set of goals and additional clues to uncover as the guests try to figure out the method, motive and opportunity for each of the suspects. The actual murderer MUST have all three.


The third act is the lineup. All of the primary suspects will be reviewed. Known clues will be revisited, as well as standout keys in their relationship to the deceased. The teams (or individuals) will have one last chance to ask the suspects public questions before having to solve the crime. The guests will fill out a form with their final summary of who committed the crime, how they did it, and why they had to go through with the heinous act. Once everyone has their guess logged, it is up to the event hosts or Murder-pro’s to reveal who got the closest, and then the particulars of the crime by eliminating who did not do it, and then revealing who did, along with the who, the how, and the why.



There is a limited number of tickets being sold for this event. So be sure to reserve your spots early!