Murder at Maggiano’s

Last night my family, BF and I attended a murder mystery event at Maggiano’s . We had been to previous murder mystery shows in Los Angeles when we visited on vacation years back, but never in San Antonio. Thinking it’d be something different and fun, we signed up.

We arrived and registered and were then escorted to our table. Since we were such a large group, we had our own. During the first hour of the ‘show’, we were told to mingle with guests asking them questions about what they do, where there from, if they are packing heat… (no kidding)… to collect clues and information to form a suspect list.  “Trust know one,” they said.

BF and I! We had to wear name tags for questioning purposes.

BF and I! We had to wear name tags for questioning purposes.

Several people approached our table and we, of course, played along, often answering questions with questions or false information. You know, throwing people off our trail a bit.  We are a big Southern Italian family, we aren’t suspicious people! 😉

The room of potential suspects! Everyone is guilty until proven innocent in this case.

The room of potential suspects! Everyone is guilty until proven innocent in this case.

Once everyone had chatted for an hour, they asked us to sit so the ‘show’ could begin. All of a sudden, a man came stumbling through the room, bloody and in pain. He had been stabbed with a knife! It was our job to figure out the killer and motive.

You can see the evidence table in the distance with everyone examining the current evidence.

You can see the evidence table in the distance with everyone examining the current evidence.

Throughout the night, other misfortunes happened all while we were stuffing our faces with yummy Italian food, mind you. Despite that three people “died” in front of us, my appetite remained steady. Go me!

By the end of the night, we were all bloated and tipsy, badgering people who had absolutely nothing to do with the performance and were completely innocent. Embarrassingly enough, the two people I thought were part of the act, were just ‘Average Joes’ like me. Awkward….

All in all, we had a great time! I recommended doing something like this, whether it’s at Maggiano’s or a dinner theatre. You eat a lot, you drink a lot, and you use your brain. Yes please.

*Sorry for the horrendous photo quality. The lighting was terrible.

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2 comments

  1. I’ve never been to one! They do one at the haunted Lemp Mansion in St. Luis. I’m afraid the cheesiness and participatory element of it all would make me roll my eyes. 😉

    1. Well it is cheezy, but it’s fun to be cheezy every once in a while. Everyone was getting in to it. If you know it’s one big joke, it helps hahah

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