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This is one of those "Dinner Theater" jobs where everyone
buys tickets, comes in, eats dinner, and gets entertained
by a nice semi-interactive whodunit. The twist here,
however, is that Chinese food is served, and every diner is
presented with a fortune cookie after dinner.
Each fortune cookie
contains a clue to the ensuing locked-
door mystery that is acted out by skilled improvisational
actors. Attendees can choose to withhold the information
on their slip of paper, or share it with others; some
seemingly innocuous fortunes can turn out to have hidden
meanings as the night progresses. Even the fortunes that
actually mean nothing might have a clue hidden in the
At the end of the night, everyone gets to feel like they
played an active part in solving the mystery. And since
every person is assigned a clue to use at their own disposal,
no night is exactly the same. Finally, everyone will at least
have a fortune or piece of advice to think about. That's all
that matters, isn't it?
||+ Colonel Hot Mustard in the Opium Den...
||The butler did it... in bed.
||I can also see a derivative version being marketed to
people wanting to have a murder mystery-themed
Although I can't get the image of Count Floyd saying, "Mystery Chiller Horror Theater! OOooh it's scary kids." out of my head evey time I read the title.