Why should my group or company hold a murder mystery event?
Aside from being purely entertaining, murder mystery events are a unique way of getting people to interact at a meeting, convention, holiday party, awards dinner, conference, fundraiser or any other gathering of people imaginable. Motive For Murder will create a scenario that will not only complement your event or objective but add mirth and mayhem to it as well.
Motive For Murder mystery events can also integrate team-building, problem-solving and other communication skills into any event.
What happens at a murder mystery event?
At a Motive For Murder mystery performance, you and your guests are treated to the "crime of your life."
Even though we describe the performance as "interactive theatre", there is no stage. The actors mingle with your guests who become detectives involved in a series of murders which have a logical and satisfying solution. All the necessary clues to solve the murders are presented and allowed to be inspected. If your guests are attentive sleuths, they should have no trouble solving the mystery. However, since during the performance, they are also eating, drinking, and having a good time, they may have to depend on one another to solve the mystery. By sharing information, taking advantage of suspect interrogation and keeping notes of the course of events they will have all they need to solve the crimes.
What size group works best for one of your murder mysteries?
Our actors are excellent at involving any size group be it 30 to 300. We have found that groups over 75 in size do make the performance less intimate but do not diminish the quality.
Where is the best place to hold a mystery event?
The sky is the limit. Motive For Murder can perform in restaurants, hotels, country clubs, office buildings, mansions, wineries, at convention centers, on trains and ships or private residences. Motive For Murder can also work with you to choose the right location for your event.
How long does the murder mystery performance last ?
Because Motive For Murder tailors the mystery event to your specifications, you determine the length of the event. A typical event lasts 2 ½ to 3 hours but we will adapt to your needs. Since you determine the time-frame, Motive For Murder can create mystery events that take place over longer or shorter periods of time, even up to an entire weekend of murderous fun.
What kind of scenario would best suit our group?
Motive For Murder will consult with you to create a mystery that will best complement your group and/or budget. With over 10 years of experience we know what works and will help you choose a script that has your needs in mind.
How will my group become involved?
During our performances, we like to involve the audience as much as possible. Our events are designed to allow all types of personalities to enjoy themselves. Some of the more flamboyant guests like to attract attention to themselves by dressing outrageously, using aliases and fooling other guests into thinking they are the murderer. That is fine with us. It adds to the fun. Very competitive participants will go so far as to mercilessly grill other guests, while gathering handwriting samples, taking notes, etc. On the other hand, shy, or easily embarrassed players can have a wonderful time seated at their table, being more of an "armchair detective".
By utilizing personal information you provide us with, Motive For Murder can also make certain members of your audience suspects during the performance. All it entails is the names of the guests you choose with a brief biography, perhaps some stationery with the corporate letterhead or business cards and any amusing stories or "in" jokes. The more information provided the better.
Are the performances suitable for all ages?
Our shows are generally rated PG-13. Some humor may be considered adult and double entendres are to be expected. The language is never vulgar and is less offensive than what is normally heard on primetime television.
We find that most teenagers are very perceptive, have a terrific time hunting for clues, and love pestering the suspects with lots of questions. Young children, however, are discouraged from attending. Parents need to be aware that during a typical murder mystery performance there will be loud gunshots, screaming, bloodshed and anything else associated with murder. Of course we do tailor the event to your specifications, so G rated shows are not out of the question.
Will you travel?
We are based outside of Cleveland, Ohio but would love the opportunity to visit your town. Since we principally serve the Northern Ohio region, our costs for out-of-region travel may include actual travel costs (lowest fare coach) and expenses (budget accommodations) to your location if applicable.
Why should we choose Motive For Murder?
What makes Motive For Murder different from other murder mystery companies is that we care. We care about the needs and goals of your group. We care about the quality of our performance. We care about your satisfaction because we know that planning an event can be murder.
We do not say that we are the best nor are we the least expensive. We are, however, the most honest. We will never lie to you by promising what we can't deliver.
We don't want your business that badly. We want your repeat business.