5:30 - 9:30 PM

Join the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Murder Mystery Company on Saturday, February 9th, 2019 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!

The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Annual Billionaires Club Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery facade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which party goer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!

Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder.

Where and when is this happening?

Date: Saturday,February 19th, 2019

Time: 5:30 - 9:30 PM (Doors open at 5:30 pm; dinner begins at 6:15 pm)

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

How much does this cost?

Tickets are $50.00 per person until December 16, 2019 and then increase to $60.00 per person. Tickets are non refundable. ​​Makes a great gift for the holidays.

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? 
Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. 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 the Only Catering Company. They will be providing and serving Stuffed shells, homemade meatballs, Sausage Pepper Onion, Garden Salad, and a fresh roll and butter. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts, soda & water will also be provided. 

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. 

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.

Merrimack Parks & Recreation