GAME OF GANGSTERS Interactive Mystery Event Coming to Way Off Broadway

GAME OF GANGSTERS Interactive Mystery Event Coming to Way Off Broadway

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, is not only known for its Broadway-style Mainstage productions and one-of-a-kind Children's Theatre, but also for its interactive murder mysteries.

Marquee Mysteries launched in 2005 with A Rock-n-Roll Golden Oldies Mystery. So popular was the show, that twelve more interactive mysteries have appeared at Way Off Broadway since, while even more are now produced outside of the theatre, including regularly on the Walkersville Southern Railroad.

For the 2017 Season, Way Off Broadway's producers announced a full Marquee Mysteries Series, which kicked off in March with Murder by Marriage. The third mystery in the series will be the upcoming Game of Gangsters, on Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th.

Stepping back in time to the days of flappers and bootleggers, guests are transported to a time when mobsters were famous and the underworld was full of glitz and glamour. Gentleman Jack Duffy's (in)famous speakeasy, Duffy's Cabaret, is the backdrop for this game of gangsters as rivalries rise and murderous mayhem ensues. When a murder does occur, it's up to the guests to help solve the case.

Detective stories and mysteries have been a part of entertainment culture for as long as anyone can remember. From the days of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to the modern television crime shows of today, everyone loves a good mystery. Everyone thinks they can be the next Sherlock Holmes. At Way Off Broadway, they have that chance!

Game of Gangsters is based on characters created and developed by Justin M. Kiska, who is overseeing the production and has written all of the theatre's mysteries since 2005.

"The mysteries are some of the most popular events at Way Off Broadway," Kiska says. "That's why this year we decided to include a full season of mysteries at the theatre in addition to the Mainstage and Children's Theatre productions."

On Friday evening, August 25th and Saturday evening, August, 26th, doors open and seating begins at 6:30 p.m. All tickets for Game of Gangsters are $43 per person and can be purchased by visiting the theatre or calling the Box Office at 301.662.6600.

Following Game of Gangster for the holiday season is A Holiday Who Dunnit? On November 11th and 12th.

To learn more about Way Off Broadway's Marquee Mysteries, or any of the theatre's productions, visit

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, under the direction of the Kiska Family since 2002, will celebrate its 25thSilver Anniversary Season in 2019. Since it first opened in 1995, the theatre has been a leader in the area's theatre community, proudly bringing both classic musicals, as well as regional and area premieres to the Frederick stage. Productions have included Monty Python's Spamalot, Noises Off, The Addams Family, Les Misérable, Sunset Boulevard, Legally Blonde, Dolly Parton's 9 to 5: The Musical, The Music Man, Jekyll & Hyde, Hairspray, South Pacific,The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Full Monty, Mel Brooks' The Producers, CATS, The Wedding Singer,Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, Grease, La Cage aux Folles, Guys & Dolls,Steel Magnolias, Annie, Bye Bye, Birdie, The King & I, ...Forum, Lend Me a Tenor, Joseph..., Blood Brothers, Mame, and42nd Street. Way Off Broadway is also the home of a one-of-a-kind children's lunch theatre, offering entertainment for the entire family, giving children a chance to see their favorite characters live on stage. In addition to its regular season, the theatre produces a number of special events throughout the year including an annual Breakfast with Santa (and Mrs. Claus) and an interactive mysteries series.

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