The Mystery Train

Presents   Back in Time for Murder

The Mystery Train begins its 12th Season of Mysteries with “Back in Time for Murder” by Jessica Whitfield, running now through March 26th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 1301 Wyandotte, KCMO 64105.  Wendy Thompson, the Artistic Director of the original murder-mystery stories, has created a unique theater experience for Kansas City audiences and sets the framework for the live dinner theater to include an interesting bit of Kansas City’s history.

The train is the setting for the show and guests can participate as a passenger on the train, a character in the crime, or they may become the key investigator for the evening. They only need to bring their imagination and a spirit of adventure.  It’s a meal to Die for!

Local actors and local playwrights are always featured on The Mystery Train.  Jessica Whitfield has penned several traditional plays, but this script is her murder-mystery debut as author.  Her experience as an actor in past mysteries has undoubtedly shaped her creation of “Back in Time for Murder”.  The cast includes (l to r) Jessica Whitfield, Scott Turner, Carol Leighton and Tyler Divine as the shady characters who will lead you down the tracks to 1948, 1949, 1955, 1958, and 1969, but necessarily in that order.  It’s killer fun!

Back in Time for Murder  –  “A scientist from the future has invented a train that travels through time.  As she travels back in time to meet her ancestors, she discovers an unsolved murder.  Can the passengers help her solve the case without disrupting the space/ time continuum?”

The train leaves at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.  Tickets are $69.00 and include the dinner and the show and can be purchased on-line or over the phone.  A cash bar is available.  Advance reservations are needed and can be made by calling (816) 813-9654, or order online at (service charges apply).

The Mystery Train, in its 12th season, was voted one of the top 3 Best Performing Arts Groups, in Kansas City, for two years in a row by Pitch readers; the Best Dinner Theater in the Northland and received a 5-star review by the Boston Globe Event Insider.


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