Review of Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show in Louisville, KY


Dana was given admission to The Dinner Detective Interactive Murder Mystery Show for purpose of review. 

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If you’re in need of an intriguing night out or a Parent’s Night Out, The Mystery Theater fits the bill. It’s located in The Crown Plaza Hotel and runs every Saturday night. Tickets for general admission, which includes an interrogation reception, hors d’oeuvres, fresh rolls and butter, a mixed garden greens salad, your choice from two entrees and dessert, can be purchased on their website.

 photo photo2_zps1e9563bf.jpgCheck in is at 6:30, where you will be asked to make out a name tag using an alias. I chose Ashley Louisa Davis (long story about my alter ego and fake ID years ago). My fellow writer chose Emily Post and we were seated with Casa Grande, Ladybug, and Alabaster to name a few. There is a cash bar and appetizers of sliced meats and cheeses and as you settle in with your appetizers, the emcee announces that a murder will soon take place and that everyone in the room (including you) is a suspect. There is an interrogation sheet where you can wander from table to table to question other guests and gather clues. Audience participation is highly encouraged.

As the evening progresses, more clues are presented between the dinner courses. As you’re eating you are able to review paper clues and take your own notes outlining your own suspicions. The actors kept us all guessing and laughing through the evening. At the end of the performance, we were given a sheet to write our solution and solve who committed the murder and why – with the winner receiving an award of a $100 value. (And that winner was not me. Not even close.)

Being a mom of three, my attention span lately is lacking and during the three hours, sometimes the performance did seem a little long. However, all in all it was an enjoyable evening. Our table was friendly and being in a live action show was pretty entertaining. At $60 per person it can be a bit of a splurge, but if you can find a groupon, The Dinner Detective is a fun “think outside the box” experience!

By guest contributor: Dana

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