October 02, 2012

2nd Annual Murder Mystery at the Marble Palace

Due to last year’s sold-out performances and this year’s come-back requests, the Driehaus Museum is pleased to announce its second installment of Murder at the Marble Palace on October 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m.

“I have participated in many murder mysteries in the past—in homes, hotels, restaurants, and trains—but by far the best was the Murder Mystery at the Marble Palace,” says Donita Erikson, a group sales coordinator in the travel industry and one of last year’s attendees. “Details, décor, delicious hors d’oeuvres and drinks, dastardly masterminds, determined detectives and a dramatic denouement—it was a truly delightful evening at the Driehaus Museum.”

Since last year’s crime was solved and the perpetrator arrested, this year’s murder mystery offers a familiar cast of characters, but with a whole new twist and mystery to solve.

It is the fall of 1899 and the Nickersons are leaving for a voyage to the Far East. Before departing, however, the famous songstress Shelby Lynn Watkins has taken them up on a previous invitation to stay at their home, the Marble Palace. Not wanting to take back a sincere, honest offer, the Nickersons agree that she should stay at the mansion despite their absence, leaving her in the capable hands of Mr. Finch, their trusted butler. To make her feel welcome, Finch will oversee a soiree reception in Ms. Watkins’s honor. As part of the Nickersons’ socialite circle, you may decide to accept this lovely seasonal invitation. But be forewarned—murder may be served, and everyone and anyone is a suspect! Guests will be kept in suspense up and until the late night’s last adieu. 

Guests will actively explore all four floors of the mansion.  Period costumes are welcome, but not required. Business casual is appropriate. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; the event has an approximate running time of three hours. Ticket includes drinks, light fare, and a to-die-for dessert bar.

Single ticket $75; a pair is $135. Early purchase is highly recommended; this event will sell out!  For tickets or additional information, visit DriehausMuseum.org or call 312 482 8933, ext. 21. 

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