Audience will solve mystery

By on October 10, 2010

Tickets available for Oct. 16 chamber event at SG library
by David Maas
SUGAR GROVE—The Sugar Grove Public Library will change from a place of knowledge and learning into a place of crime and mystery on Saturday, Oct. 16.

That evening, the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce will host a murder mystery dinner, presented by the Mystery Shop.

The Mystery Shop provides programs for audiences of all ages and specializes in interactive dramas. For the chamber’s theater evening, the company will perform a two-hour adult show, “Murder in Three Acts.”

The script incorporates clues to help the audience solve the mystery.

“People get to see each other in a totally different light as they work together to solve an intriguing mystery,” said Mary Heitert, a member of The Mystery Shop.

After Act I, the audience can question suspects, examine evidence and buy information with free play money to start the investigation.

In Act II, the mystery continues, as does the investigation, and then all is revealed in Act III.

Shari Baum, the chamber’s executive director, said a survey showed that members wanted the organization to host a fun, social activity.

Also included in the evening are a dinner, a bar, silent auctions and raffles.

Among the many raffle prizes are tickets to a Northern Illinois University Huskies football game, tickets to a Chicago Wolves hockey game, and a week-long stay at a house in Marco Island, Fla.

The murder mystery dinner begins at 6 p.m. Tickets cost $50 and must be purchased before the night of the event, from the Sugar Grove Chamber of Commerce, at (630) 466-7895, or at the Book Nook Cafe at the Sugar Grove Public Library.