Columbus has its own murder-mystery theater

Kate Musgrove, a Columbus State University theater professor, and her husband, JJ Musgrove, the executive director of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, have put those professional hats aside as they begin the Columbus Murder Mystery Theatre.

The first show, "An Inheritance of Murder!," is about the reading of a wealthy man's will. The reading is at the home of the late Col. Klaus Von Strudel at the Garret-Bullock-Von Strudel Estate. After the colonel died, his family and his staff begin scrambling to find his money.

The guests at the dinner may become suspects or police officers. Guests will hear from the colonel's estranged and unfaithful wife, his ungrateful sons, the maid, the butler, the attorney and others who surround the family. The beneficiary is slowly revealed, and the murderer will be revealed after dessert.

Guests will begin arriving at 6:15 p.m. Feb. 15-16 and Feb. 22-23 at the Garrett-Bullock House, which is on the corner of Second Avenue and 14th Street. Doors will close at 7:15 p.m. each evening when the performance begins.

Tickets are $35. The deadline to order tickets for the Feb. 15-16 shows is 5 p.m. Feb. 13 and 5 p.m. Feb. 20 for Feb. 22-23 performances.

Call 706-536-4054 to make reservations.