A friend and I attended Murder For Sale, dinner and show on Sept 28th. Having never been to an event such as this one, I was not sure what to expect.
Here is how the night unfolded. After everyone found seats and settled down in the meeting room on the lower level of the Plumb Memorial Library, they play began. The Friends of the Shelton Libraries introduced themselves and welcomed us to the "Awarding of the Methusula Shelton Grant". (The play was set in the library during an awards ceremony.)
The characters were introduced one at a time as finalists for the Methusula Shelton Grant award. The final contestant was introduced and brought on stage. Turns out, he had evidence on each of the other contestants that would disqualify them from the competition. As he finished his speech, he ran out of the room and died.
Fortunately, there was a detective in the audience and he takes over, making each audience member a deputy.
We were then given some time to look over the evidence and eat some dinner that was provided by Ari Bella Restaurant of Shelton.
After everyone had some dinner, we were broken up into groups and had a tour of the library, stopping along the way to speak to the "suspects". We were allowed to ask them any questions we thought would help us decided who done it.
Dessert was served and we were able to speak to each other about what we thought about the suspects and fill out a ballet to cast our vote on who we thought committed the murder and how they did it.
The detective went through the line of suspects, explaining why each one, except the last, was innocent. The crime was solved and prizes were handed out to the audience members who guessed correctly.
Would I attend an event like this again? I would. I had fun interacting with the players and engaging in discussions with my fellow audience members. Although I felt the players could have been a bit more serious, they did seem to enjoy themselves, which made me enjoy it.
Since the money from this event is going to the library, I felt it was a good cause and I am happy to support it.
A big congratulation to the entire cast and everyone involved with Murder For Sale.