Solve a Comedy Mystery at this Lowcountry Theatre

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The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre

You’ll get a good laugh, sharpen your famous spy knowledge, and help to solve a mystery at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre! The audience-interactive comic mysteries run most evenings, but you can check out a full schedule here! Guests sit at booths and cocktail tables in a cozy theatre, enjoying snacks, desserts, and drinks while watching actors interact with volunteer audience members.

Comic Whodunits

Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery – Since 2012, the longest continually running show in Charleston — a madcap whodunit in the tradition of Clue! Mr. Body has been murdered, and while bumbling Inspector NoClue matches wits with a redneck butler, a gold-digging French maid, and a hopelessly hapless hippie, it will be up to the audience to deduce the murderer, motive, and weapon! Featuring roles for volunteer audience actors.

Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun, and Gin Club – It’s a murder mystery with manners! The Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness have held their monthly Garden, Gun & Gin Club since long before miniskirts, meter maids, and men wearing shorts replaced good Southern decency. But now the “ladies” (and audience recruits) must band together to overcome the greatest invaders to the Southern way of life since General Sherman and the palmetto bug. For today marks the first time the Club has ever opened up the floor to men … and … shudder … Yankees!

Sherlock’s Other Brother by a Southern Mother – It was the Holmes family secret. A secret so dark, so disturbing that Sherlock and brother Mycroft vowed upon their father’s death it would forever be buried with the Holmes patriarch. It was the secret of … the other Holmes brother! But when murder comes to Charleston with the annual convention of hero sidekicks, it will be up to you to determine what’s what … and who’s who!

Murder Aboard the Starship Fed Ora – At long last, there is peace throughout the universe — no battles, no dark forces, no need for a military fleet. And so the Federation of Planets reassigned their fleet of starships. One ship — the Fed Ora — has been designated for just such an assignment … cruise ship. A space cruise ship. Captain Quirk and his nine starship officers long for space adventures of old, but an anonymous gift brings more excitement than they may want. An original sci-fi comic, audience-interactive mystery.

We Three Thieves – A Hapless Holiday Heist Holiday laughter with friends, family, co-workers. We three thieves disoriented are! Who hasn’t had our best-laid holiday plans go awry? We travel moor and mountain to make merry, but then the cookies burn, the cat knocks over the tree and some chump steals the jewel we stole first. What’s a hard working criminal got to do to give his family a decent Christmas in this town – get a job?! Volunteer audience members join a hoity-toity holiday party, playing cops & robbers, sheiks & mobsters, crème de la crème & crooked politicians, twisted tree-huggers & lots of others. Runs Thanksgiving through New Year’s.


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