When Mr. Oles, the funeral director, is invited to say a few words. His eulogy shocks the family and assembled guests.
As the wake turns into an inquest, the guests become embroiled in the politics of the Burried estate.
Can Mr. Ed N. Burried, now dead and buried, rest in peace, or will he have to be exhumed to solve the case?
Count De’Bodies (local aristocracy)
Tall, debonair and very charming, Count De’bodies has money, power and looks.
Carrie De’Bodies (wife of Count De’Bodies and eldest daughter of the deceased)
Aristocratic and of excellent deportment, Carrie is the eldest daughter of Ed Burried and principle heir to the estate.
Ivanna Bitzeneck (youngest daughter of the deceased)
Wacky, fun, and not the slightest bit stuffy, Ivanna has rebelled against her aristocracy and become one of the proletariat.
Ben Tover (butler)
Solemn and reserved, Ben Tover is measured, methodical and willing to serve.
Doug Oles (funeral director)
Discreet, unobtrusive and wearing the traditional black, Doug is a pillar of support for the bereaved.
If you’re looking for a murder mystery evening which supplies entertaining sleuthing while you dine, then our Dinner Theatre style murder mystery evenings are just what you are looking for.
Each mystery is designed to be run in one room within a hotel/restaurant setting during a three course meal.
There are five suspects (our cast). One murder occurs before the event (the discovery of the body usually begins the evening) and one murder occurs mid-way through the evening.
These mysteries are written as interactive dinner theatre with a series of scripts as well as interactive questioning by the guests. They are fun, melodramatic and engrossing.
Sadly they are usually not usually appropriate for young children due to the number of deaths involved!
Sample running order:
|7.00pm||On arrival, guests are greeted in character by the cast.|
|7.35pm||Round One script – The murder is announced.|
|7.45pm||First course is served.|
|7.50pm||Round Two script – The suspects are identified.|
|8.10pm||Plates are cleared from first course|
|8.20pm||Round Three script – The plot thickens.|
|8.30pm||Main course is served and the actors mingle with the guests giving them the opportunity to ask questions.|
|9.10pm||Round Four script – A second murder.|
|9.20pm||Dessert is served and once again the actors mingle with the guests to allow interrogation!|
|9.50pm||Round Five script – The final revelations.|
|10.00pm||Coffee/tea and formal questions session after which the guests will complete their answer sheets and hand them in.|
|10.20pm||Round Six – The solution and prizes for the winning sleuths.|
Content that may be suitable for ages 18 and older.
Murder - Two murders are undertaken, so violence is suggested.
Sexual themes - marital affairs are mentioned, also the inability to conceive a child.