VERY LOOSELY based on the TV Show, THE OFFICE.
Saturday April 15, 2023, 7:30-9:30pm
Is this a dinner show?
No. It's not a show and we don't serve dinner. It's a party with hors d'oeuvres and desserts. More like a game. Think 'Clue, the Movie' but with extra people who are not suspects.
So it's not a show?
There will be people playing suspects (anyone is welcome to sign up for an open character), but it is not show. It's a party with hors d'oeuvres where everyone tries to solve the murder.
Wait, you said dinner isn't served?
Dinner is not served. We'll have hors d'oeuvres only. Please plan to eat actual dinner before you arrive. We can suggest lots of wonderful places in town!
Don't the suspects already know who did it?
Nope. We draw slips of paper once all the suspects have arrived. One slip indicates guilty, the rest indicate innocent. Only the person who draws the 'guilty' slip knows who did it. Everyone else only knows that they themselves did NOT do it.
How do the suspects know what to say?
Every suspect will get a booklet with both innocent and guilty versions of the answers to questions they'll be asked. Suspects will get the answers via email a day ahead of time, but they often just read the appropriate answer.
How do people know what to ask?
There are three envelopes at each table, one for each round of questioning. Each envelope contains a list of questions for that round, along with the pertinent evidence for that round.
WANT TO PLAY AS A DETECTIVE?
Unless you sign up to play as a suspect (scroll down), you'll play as a detective. THOUGH IT IS NOT NECESSARY, we encourage you to dress for the setting of the party! For instance, if the story is set in an accounting office, we encourage you to dress in office-style garb! As the mystery progresses, you'll get lists of questions to ask the suspects, and the Lead Detective will let you in on evidence discoveries--there will even be pieces of evidence for you to examine. Then, after all the questions have been answered, all the evidence presented and examined, you can use your critical thinking skills to figure out who murdered the victim.
WANT TO PLAY AS A SUSPECT?
HOW IT WORKS: After you purchase your ticket(s), come back to this page to click the 'Sign up to play as a suspect button'. You'll be taken to a Google Sheet where you can peruse the available characters and add your name to one that interests you. You do not have to stick with any gender! We'd LOVE for you to dress the part! On the day before the event, we'll send you two different versions of short answers (Innocent and Guilty) to three questions (we'll have these printed in a booklet for you the night of the event, as well) FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. You can memorize word for word, but paraphrasing is absolutely fine as long as you get the important points. On the night of the event, you'll draw a slip of paper with either a number or an X on it--you'll keep that utterly secret, too. An X means you're the murderer and you'll answer questions with the Guilty versions.