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10 A Street
Derry, NH 03038
(603) 437-5100

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

“Lend Me A Theater” is a traveling performance troupe, comprised of artists
who have long spent time doing community theatre in New Hampshire.
Our name pays homage to a show performed in New Hampshire in 2013 where our
founders first met, but also signifies that we are “homeless” and constantly
searching for a place to perform. Being untethered, we are challenged to select
material that can mold itself to a great variety of venues, but we are also free
to travel wherever the wind blows. 

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• Dinner & Show: Doors 5:30pm, Dinner 6pm, Show 7:30pm
• Show Only: Doors 7pm, Show 7:30pm

Wrap your presents and put on your party hats, because the Lend Me A Theater is about to unveil a mystery dinner show about an 80th birthday party attended by two feuding Irish families trying to get their hands on the Wild Irish Rose Whiskey recipe.

Penned by Tony Schwartz and Marylou Ambrose, the show, Eat, Drink, and Be Murdered, takes place at an 80th birthday party, where the McFaddens and the O’Rileys have congregated to honor the family matriarch, Grandma Rose. Trouble is, the two clans have hated each other for decades. The hatred escalated when Rose, an O’Riley, married Finian McFadden and gave him the O’Riley’s secret whiskey recipe. Now the McFaddens are filthy rich and the O’Rileys are forced to work for them at the Wild Irish Rose Distillery.

Audience members will get to cheer and boo as the two feuding families go after each other. Besides Grandma Rose, they’ll meet Conor, Rose’s ruthless son, who runs the distillery; Seamus O’Riley, Rose’s nephew who works as foreman and dreams of taking over; Father Mike O’Riley, a priest with a lot to hide; Cathleen, Conor’s wife who has secrets of her own; Hannah O’Riley, Rose’s bitter, old-maid sister; and Nurse Kelly, Rose’s mysterious caretaker.

The plot twists and turns even more when it’s revealed that the cunning Grandma Rose has kept one whiskey ingredient secret all these years. Every week, she goes to the distillery and, behind locked doors, adds the ingredient to the mix.

Will Grandma Rose divulge the secret ingredient? And if so, to which family? What are Seamus and Father Mike plotting? Why is Cathleen under Grandma’s thumb? Does Conor have even one decent bone in his body? And who the heck is Nurse Kelly and why does Rose love her so much?

Keep your eyes and ears open because someone will meet an untimely death tonight, and it’s up to the audience to solve the crime! Prizes will be awarded to the first people who correctly guess the murder and motive.

What can you expect from an audience participation murder mystery? Fun the minute you walk in the door! Doors open at 5:30pm, when you’ll get a chance to mingle with the cast as they drop hints about themselves and the show and give you a chance to ask questions. At 6:00pm, you’ll enjoy a delicious served buffet, while the cast keeps a low profile. The main show starts after dinner, at around 7:30pm.

Please note: Food will not be available for Show Only Tickets. 


Buffet Style Dinner:
-Lasagna Bolognese (Meat Sauce) or Three Cheese Lasagna
-Gluten Free Pasta Primavera
-Mixed Greens with Cucumber, Tomato & Shredded Carrot, Balsamic Vinaigrette
-Garlic Bread Sticks
-Cookies, Brownies, Blondie Assortment
-Coffee, Tea, Decaf
-Water Carafe at Bar

10 A Street • Derry, NH 03038 • 603-437-5100

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