Kingstonians and tourists alike are invited to participate in a new murder mystery dinner theatre that brings together a wacky cast of characters in a locally flavoured “who dunnit.” Presented by Mr Spot Mysteries, the Mega-Park Murder Mystery takes place in the Old Stones Dining Room at the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel (285 King Street East), weekends in August.
“Come for a delicious three-course dinner and enjoy the dramatic, but surprisingly funny, murder mystery,” says Genevieve Landis, the show’s producer. “This mystery has been written specifically for the Kingston market with references to Kingston historical figures and landmarks.”
Arthur Milnes, Commissioner of the Sir John A. Macdonald Bicentennial Commission adds, “I couldn’t be happier to see Mr Spot Mysteries seize the opportunity presented by our community’s connection to Sir John A., especially given the upcoming 200thanniversary of Macdonald’s birth. I also want to pay tribute to the Four Points by Sheraton for providing a venue for this unique show. I can’t wait for opening night!”
The production’s zany characters will mingle with guests who can watch for suspicious activity and ask questions. Landis says audience participation is welcome and encouraged.
The mystery: A Toronto based venture capital company plans to build a theme parkfeaturing a Sir John A. mascot, a mini Buckingham Palace and of course, the roller coaster. Business interests will conflict with environmental champions as they come together to make a case for the new theme park. Each side is committed to win… at whatever cost.
The Mega-Park Murder Mystery runs evenings on August 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th, 16th, 17th, 23rd and 24th. The mystery begins during cocktails at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase online atTourism Kingston’s website and at the Visitor Information Centre at 209 Ontario St. The 3-course dinner and theatre package costs $68 + HST.
“This will be the first of many Mr Spot Mysteries to be performed in Kingston,” explains Landis. “The cast is talented; the venue is unique and intimate; and what better way to spend a summer evening than helping solve a murder?”