We've got your answers right here, Detective!
I saw a murder mystery once and wasn't impressed.
What makes you different from the competition?
Poison Pen Players believes that Murder is an "Art." We have been bumping off the bad guys for more than 15 years and we have performed all over the U.S.A. We pride ourselves on being the most professional, original, and hilarious entertainment that you can find. We never use the lazy, sketchy, few page storyline concept seen with some other companies. Our shows are always fresh, fully scripted, and well rehearsed. We have exhaustively researched our competition, travelling far and wide attending shows. If you hire Poison Pen Players, you won't be paying for the tired, recycled "groaners" that many of our competitors rely on. Plus, we send an Emcee to every event to ensure that everything goes smoothly and your only responsibility is having fun. Our reputation speaks for itself!
Are you shows scripted or improvised?
Our shows are fully scripted, with plenty of room for improvisation with our audiences. Our completely original scripts are proven crowd pleasers. We usually add references to local celebrities, popular culture, and world events. Our actors will happily throw in names of friends, family members, business associates, and/or local authorities to spice things up. We love customizing our shows!
Our actors are also highly skilled in improvisation, so during the audience participation portion of our shows, you can feel free to ask them anything. They will stay in character and will answer your inquiry as that character.
How many audience members can you handle?
We can accommodate groups of all sizes. We have shows tailored to suit as few as 10 guests or groups as large as 500+. If you'd like assistance in selecting a show, please give us a call or send us an email, and we'd be happy to guide you with some of our world famous "know how."
We will happily perform just about anywhere. In the past, we've worked in restaurants, yacht clubs, conference rooms, living rooms, country clubs, casinos, golf resorts, hotels, ballrooms, theatres and much more. If you have a venue that you'd like us to consider, please contact us.
Poison Pen Players is a travelling troupe, which means we love to perform in new venues. If you have an idea for a "killer" murder mystery location....please let us know!
I'm confused....what exactly is a murder mystery show?
Get ready to laugh! Murder mystery is fun, high-energy entertainment. The actors play outlandish characters and one of them "bites the dust." You actively participate in solving the crime with our detective character. At the end of the interrogation, the Emcee will call for the audience to vote for the killer. At this point, the audience has to decide...WHODUNNIT?
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I am a business owner, and would like to do a murder mystery at my location. How does that work?
Poison Pen Players will happily come to you! Our shows are more versatile than traditional proscenium style theatre, because a lot of the action happens amongst the audience. We do not require a "stage" and we can utilize many different types of floor plans. Poison Pen Players is available for hire strictly as entertainment, or we can discuss co-producing a show at your location. Please contact us for more information and with any questions you might have.