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Special Engagement

Murder on the Oriental Rug

May 28-29, 2021

When half of the cast of Murder on the Oriental Rug bails out, the remaining performers are stuck playing all the roles. You’ll meet a Shakespearean actor with a drinking problem, a washed-up former child star, a bimbo with a short memory, and a hapless costumer who finds herself onstage − playing a man. During the “play within a play,” you’ll visit the exclusive clinic of Dr. Charles Ovary, renowned hot flash specialist who’s secretly treating a famous actress trying desperately to regain her youth. You’ll get to know the doctor’s clueless wife, his passionate female protégé, the actress’s hunky husband, a flighty French maid, a shifty handyman, and an inspector investigating the dead body on the Oriental rug. Will the play make it to Broadway? Will the performers remember their lines? Will the Shakespearean actor fit into the maid’s costume? Will the chalk outline come out of the rug? Will the inspector solve the murder? Will another murder occur?

A fully-interactive entertainment experience, Murder & A Meal is set in an intimate (yet COVID-conscious) environment where audience members become part of the action. Participants will enjoy a 3-course meal re-imagined to meet with current health & safety protocols.

Murder and a Meal

Even during times where laughs have been hard to come by, Murder and a Meal Dinner Theatre has been “serving up heaping platefuls of belly-laughs since 2005”. We provide a fully interactive entertainment experience, which lets YOU in on the action! Our intimate dining room seating brings you face to face with some of the funniest actors in the valley while you enjoy a delicious 3-course meal!

Rave Reviews

"A wonderful evening from start to finish. Every detail was well planned & attended to. The script was witty, and clever, the characters superbly executed, great ambiance & a good meal. If your looking for a truly fun & entertaining experience I highly recommend Murder & A Meal."
-Susan Burnett

"I never attended one of these type of shows before, and all I can say is AWESOME! Loved how they included the audience and the actors where very good. I don't remember the last time I laughed so hard and for so long."
-D. Ruelens, Lancaster, PA

"It was so much fun! The actors were great in their roles and it was hard to figure out who did it. The food was good too. I will recommend this to as many people as possible and plan to come back to see the new show."
-H. Back, Phoenix, AZ