Merely Mysteries

The New York Times calls interactive murder mysteries, "A party game for grown-ups in search of more spice in their entrees." Local writers, directors, and actors have combined their talents to create a whodunit which allows viewers to interact with murder suspects and try to solve the crime - all while enjoying a delicious dinner in a great setting.

Most of our shows are performed over a 3 - 4 course meal (although this can be tailored to meet your needs, i.e. buffet style, wine tasting, etc.) and run approximately 1.5 - 2 hours. The show is designed for audience interaction as the characters mix and mingle with guests throughout the evening and perform brief scenes to provide clues as to "whodunit." There is no stage - nothing separating viewers from the actors. Dinner will be served throughout the evening and there will be breaks in the action for viewers to question the characters and search for clues.

Some of our plays are specifically historical (1920's gangster) or theme-based (class reunion), so if you are coming with friends and want to come in costume related to the show, this will add to the show and to your fun.


Since every murder mystery party is tailored to fit your needs, it is difficult to give exact pricing details until we have more information regarding your event. To request a quote, contact Merely Players at 507-388-5483 or player@merelyplayers.com.

You will need to book you event at least 2 months in advance (especially before the holiday season; we book up very quickly). This gies the Production Coordinator time to plan the event and gather the necessary actors. Our actors are part of the Merely Players Community Theatre and are not professionally hired actors. However, Merely Players provides training for each actor and they are given a stipend for each show they participate in.



Corporate Event

Holiday Party

Team Building Event

Private Party

Class Reunion

Family Reunion

Fundraising Event