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Dreading the end of yet another Halloween season? The special projects committee of the University Program Council (UPC) keeps the thrills going with a murder mystery dinner party on Nov. 12 in the Student Center Ballroom.

“The theme is murder at the masquerade,” said Hailey Kornman, director of special projects. “So don’t forget to bring a mask.”

The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dinner and the show scheduled for 7 p.m. There’s no charge for students to attend or participate. In fact, the first 75 students will have access to a full pasta and cookie bar.

“In the past, we’ve done a ‘Hot Plates, Hot Topics’ dinner,” Kornman said. “This year the committee wanted to mix things up, but still involve dinner & some sort of participation.”

That’s when she hit to Google search bar for novel dinner party ideas, and was led to a murder mystery troop’s webpage.

“It was so obvious that we had to have a murder mystery theme,” Kornman said as she described her experience at a murder mystery party based on the cult sensation board game Clue. “Since then I’ve always wanted to throw one.”

“We all dressed up like a character, played the game, and watched the original movie,” Kornman said.

At the UPC dinner party, attendees can expect a group of actors fully in character, and ready to involve students in the plot.

Although, this is the first year the special projects committee will hold the murder mystery dinner party, the feedback on the event has been positive so far.

“It’s a completely interactive performance,” Kornman said. “And no one but the actors know how the story will unfold.”

For more information on the murder mystery dinner party, visit the Facebook page.

Can’t make it to find out who the murderer was, but still want to take advantage of all the other free UPC activities? Check out the UPC schedule to see what else it has planned for this semester.


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