Ready for the ultimate whodunit?
“Clue the Party” returns from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16 to the Oaklands Mansion in Murfreesboro. This live-action version of the classic board game “Clue” brings to life everyone’s favorite lineup of potential murderers in a costume party for the ages.
The event returns courtesy of Wild Goose Chase, an event management company that programs activities in the Nashville area to help support local nonprofits. Missy Lay, proprietor of Wild Goose Chase, resurrected this year’s event to benefit the Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Center, and Nourish Food Bank. This year's presenting sponsor is Smith-Wright Law, PLLC, a local law office on the square. Premier sponsors, Murfreesboro Escape Rooms and Locked:Escape Game Murfreesboro will offer a bonus clue to help you solve the murder the week before the event.
While fundraisers are a serious business, this event is anything but.
“We had such a great turnout with the last event that I knew I had to do it again this year,” organizer Missy Lay said. “We are taking precautions concerning Covid-19 and spreading the event out, but I just had to bring the 'Clue Party' back.”
“There is a murder to solve—just like the board game—and if you guess correctly, you will have a chance to win a cash prize,” Lay added. “Plus, the night will feature a costume contest with cash prizes for the best take on the CLUE character you love most. Join us for a fun night of murder, mystery, and mayhem!”
Lay added there are a few new features this year:
1) VIP Guests will get an extra hour — 5-6 p.m. — to roam the mansion and interview the characters;
2) there is more story and more clues;
3) guests can buy a clue or multiple guesses;. and
4) characters will be stationed at different locations throughout the night, so everyone can find the character they want to question. Everyone who gets it right will be entered to win prizes.
This year, the cast of the whodunit is made up of Murfreesboro’s who’s who.
Mr. Green is played by Greg Van Patten, Interim Dean at MTSU’s School of Basic and Applied Sciences; Colonel Mustard is played by Shelby Craig, owner of Rocket Shirts; Professor Plum is played by Dean Heasley, co-owner of Boro Business Lab; Miss Scarlet is being played by Ladawna Parham, Director of Nourish Food Bank; Wadsworth the Butler is being played by Dennis Phillips, East Coast Regional Manager of iServe Residential Lending; Mrs. White is being played by Amanda Hunt, Advertising Sales for The Murfreesboro Post; and Yvette the Maid is being played by Sarah Callender, Director of Main Street Murfreesboro.
Judge Gray has died mysteriously, and these characters have gathered at the Gray Mansion for the reading of his will. However, the judge’s lawyer believes he was murdered! Who wanted him dead? And did it have anything to do with his fortune?
As lead detective, it’s up to you to figure out who killed Judge Gray, with what, and in which room of Gray Mansion.
Was it Professor Plum in the billiard room with the rope? Or was it Mrs. White in the kitchen with the lead pipe? Or could it have been Mr. Green with the wrench in the hall?
Uncle Nearest Premium Whiskey is providing a themed cocktail for the evening with beer from Panther Creek and wine offerings. VIP Guests will have appetizers throughout the night, and Southern Thyme Food Truck will be set up for all guests to purchase food throughout the night. Guests are reminded that monkey's brains, though popular in Cantonese cuisine, are not often to be found in Rutherford County.
About Wild Goose Chase Events
Wild Goose Chase Events offers fun and exciting events and fundraisers for Murfreesboro and surrounding areas. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, bride-to-be or just looking for a fun night out with friends, Wild Goose Chase can make it an event to remember. And let’s be honest, haven’t you always wanted to go on a Wild Goose Chase?
For more information, be sure to visit the website of Wild Goose Chase Events.