ORIGINAL EVENTS: DINNER DETECTIVES

ORIGINAL EVENTS: DINNER DETECTIVES Friday, October 19, 2012

There is no candlestick. Nor will the likes of that gruff and dodgy Mr. Green prowl the room, but there will be a murder. And, if you’re lucky, it will to be solved by you. Every Saturday night, if you’re up for it.

That’s because every Saturday night is Dinner Detectives Night, a weekly dinner theater event hosted by our friends at the adjacent Courtyard by Marriott, and catered by us.

Dreamt up by Scott O’Brien, a hired pen once in the employ of David E. Kelley, creator of The Practice, Ally McBeal and Boston Legal, Dinner Detectives is, at present, the country’s largest Dinner Theater program in the country.

According to DD Executive Producer Kasey Learned, you show up, take your seat and, over four courses and three hours, are given several leads by a pair of “detectives” who help clue you in to the identity and motives of your dinner’s killer.

And while each show follows an original script, Learned says much of it is improvised on the fly, with detectives interacting with you and, to spice things up a bit, two actors who are planted, incognito, as dinner guests who seem to be enjoying the same show as you are.

Solve the crime, Learned says, and you will be treated to a secret gift package worth $100 in prizes.

So if you’re looking for something to do this Saturday, or next Saturday or the Saturday after that, contact Dinner Detectives and reserve a seat at one of their tables.

Tickets run $60, which buys you three hours of interactive entertainment, four courses (charcuterie and cheese plates, salads, desserts and your choice of either chicken, fish or, for you vegetarians, pasta), and, should you connect all the murder’s dots, bragging rights.

Of course, we’ll also provide a cash bar, for those of you who like to pair your murders with a beer, booze or vino.