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Murder mystery to benefit The Ritz

Who’s ready for a whodunit?

Tiffin area native Brandon Price and two other actors from The Murder Mystery Company will perform “Death of a Gangster,” a 1920s mobster-wedding murder mystery show, Sept. 28 in the ballroom at the Tiffin Eagles Club, 68 Riverside Dr.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for check-in. Cocktail hour at the cash bar and a catered buffet provided by Fort Ball Pizza Palace begins at 7 p.m. The show is to start at 7 p.m. along with the buffet.

Price, who acts with and directs the Denver Troupe of the Murder Mystery Company, said his mother, Linda, came up with the idea for a fundraiser show in Tiffin.

“My mom came out to visit me in Denver, Colorado, for her birthday and I bought her tickets to our public show murder mystery,” Price said. “Mom had a great time, and this summer I got a phone call from her asking me if I would come home and do murder mystery fundraiser in Tiffin.”

“Of course I said yes,” he said.

Price said Linda pulled together the venue, catering and date for the show, and when considering what cause the funds from the show should go toward, she decided they should go to The Ritz Theatre.

“This excited me, to come home and work on a fundraiser for the first theater I ever performed with,” he said.

Price’s first time onstage was in a 1999 performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird” at The Ritz. He said The Ritz started his love of performing, and he’s thrilled to be able to give back to the theater.

The Murder Mystery Company specializes in immersive, interactive shows in the public sphere and for private functions. Price said each table of audience members at the Tiffin Eagles Club show will work together with a given set of clues to solve a murder that “happens” (or is acted out) during the show. Some tables may even have a suspect sitting at their table with them, he said.

The show contains some adult material and is suggested for adults, he said.

At the end of the two-hour show, each team will try to solve the murder and the murderer will be revealed, he said.

Tickets, which include the show and buffet dinner, cost $50 and can be purchased with cash or check at The Ritz Theatre, 30 S. Washington St., or with cash at Shear Madness, 5253 N. SR 53.

Tickets also can be reserved by emailing murdermysterytiffin@gmail.com. Tickets will be reserved in the order received.

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