"Oh, it's been SO long since we've had a MURDER!", sighed my mother-in-law recently. "We should get together for another one."
And so, soon after this rather eye-brow raising remark (at least outside of my family), I was invited to another (I think this might be the fifth) Murder Mystery Dinner Party .
The guests cheerfully sit around the supper table pretending to be embezzlers, wealthy low-lifes, snobs with something to hide, and other ne'er-do-wells. Then, following a loose, highly ad-libbed script from our character manuals, all eight guests enthusiastically hurl calculated accusations back and forth over a four-course meal.
If you've never tried out this form of evening entertainment, I do recommend it. Meet new people, accuse them of heinous crimes....
I got to play the character of the rich, flashy, bitchy businesswoman who played watchdog for the public relations of her family's company.
I had at least two people figuring I was the one who did it! It was quite a lot of fun. And, just to add extra entertainment value, one of the evening's guests was the family's female pastor who was playing a suspicious character who happened to be heavily pregnant. Her waddling was very convincing. . :)