Whodunnit? That's what Flanagan's Harp and Fiddle is hoping Bethesda barhoppers can answer.
Every Friday and Saturday, beginning September 14, the popular Bethesda pub will host a murder mystery dinner theatre production. If this sounds like the shows you may have heard of, or attended, at the Blair Mansion, well... these are those shows.
Blair Mansion has closed, and the theatre company behind the mysteries is now decamping to downtown Bethesda. And promising to bring "fear, mayhem and mystery" with them. Come to think of it, that kind of sums up the parking experience in downtown Bethesda...
Shows will be held in the private dining room at Flanagan's. Dinner will be served at 6:30 PM, and the show will start at 7:30. The first show will be "Drop Dead, Gorgeous!," and a new show will be introduced every six weeks. Organizers say the material is rated "PG-13" as an advisory to family patrons.
This is a new phenomenon for Bethesda; I can't recall a murder mystery dinner theatre here in my lifetime.
Tickets will be $47.50 each, and include the show, a buffet dinner, and taxes. Beverages and gratuities will cost extra. Order tickets online or by calling 443-422-3810.
The tickets are a little pricey, in my opinion, but you are getting dinner. And it's definitely something new and different you can't find in DC, Clarendon, Rockville or Silver Spring.