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Murder & A Meal: Murder on the Oriental Rug

April 27, 2024

Home Events - Arizona Broadway Theatre Education and Encore Room Murder & A Meal: Murder on the Oriental Rug

Duration

TBD

Audience

Recommended for ages 13+. Everyone must have a ticket.

Late Seating

Latecomers are seated at the discretion of management.

About

When half of the cast of Murder on the Oriental Rug bails out, the remaining performers are stuck playing all the roles. 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 themself onstage. 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. 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?

APRIL 27 | 2:30 P.M. & 7 P.M.
Doors open at 2 p.m./6:30 p.m. | Performance and dinner begins at 2:30 p.m./7 p.m. 
  • When you arrive at Arizona Broadway Theatre, present your ticket to the check-in desk, located by the Encore Room. Guests will be given a table assignment (tables can sit up to 12 people). One course of dinner is served between each act (i.e., Act one, salad course, Act two, Main entree, Act three, Dessert and Act four). During the show, cast members randomly select audience member to participate in the show. During the meal portion, cast members interactive with the audience. Prior to Act four, all audience members fill out and turn in their crime reports. Winners are randomly selected from those crime reports with the correct answers.
  • Most Murder and a Meal performances are appropriate for audiences 13+.  The shows are written and performed as comedies.
  • Advance purchase is required and shows do sell out quickly.

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