May 29, 2018
CONTACT: Manda Costoulas
770.293.0080 ext 301
MARIETTA - Murder! at The Strand, an immersive theatrical who-dun-it, is back by popular demand and will be extending its sold out April run on June 7-10, 2018. Using all of The Strand—including its beautiful 500-seat auditorium and proscenium stage—this interactive event challenges the audience to identify the true story behind a nefarious crime and the criminal with the motive to commit it. Perfect for mystery enthusiasts, escape room fans, play veterans, and non-theatre goers alike, Murder! at The Strand is an opportunity for patrons to experience the historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre as never before.
Created by director and playwright Corey Bradberry and escape room designer Jeremy Ledbetter, this 75 minute interactive experience will invite patrons to take on the roles of audience members, witnesses to a crime, and ultimately investigators following clues, interacting with the actors, and examining the space to identify the culprit.
Patrons will be given the chance to explore many areas of the theatre not typically open to guests, making this an exciting opportunity to see ‘behind the scenes’ of the historic theatre.
“Murder! is truly a one-of-a-kind event,” says Bradberry. “Influenced by theatre, escape room design, the murder mystery genre, and of course The Strand’s unique architecture, we’re creating a world with almost two dozen performers that spills off the stage and into the entire building. You can ‘play’ by yourself or as part of a larger group, and your journey becomes the story.”
Tickets are $45 and are on sale now. Very limited tickets are available. This is an extended run of April's show and will not feature new material. This show involves exploring the theatre, so patrons are encouraged to wear attire comfortable for some walking.
Show Dates & Times:
Thursday, June 7 @ 7:00PM & 8:45PM
Friday, June 8 @ 7:00PM & 8:45PM
Saturday, June 9 @ 3:00pm, 7:00PM, & 8:45PM
Sunday, June 10 @ 3:00PM
About The Strand
The historic Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of The Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information and tickets, visit www.earlsmithstrand.org or the box office at 770-293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, 30060. Box office hours are from 11AM-6PM, Monday through Friday, and 9AM-12PM on Saturdays. The box office opens two hours before showtime.