Greenhouse to host murder mystery party

The event will see up to 30 participants working together to solve the murder of a fictional TV show’s director

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Residents who fancy role-playing, mingling or scheming are invited to take part in a murder mystery party that’s happening at the Inuvik Community Greenhouse on Aug. 17.

Up to 30 participants will have a role as a contestant, producer or member of the production crew of a fictional reality TV show titled “Tribal”, which is based off of the reality TV series “Survivor”.

Now it’s the final round and most of the people have been voted off and eliminated,” said event organizer Matt Chudek. “There’s three contestants left and it’s the final episode. But then everybody shows up and the director has been murdered.”

In addition to the murder, other events will unfold as the night progresses, which then “spices up what’s going on,” said Chudek.

You’re chatting with people and you’re finding out who’s who. You’re talking to the director’s wife and you know you’re having an affair with her,” he said. “What are you going to do with this secret blackmail evidence that’s out there about you?”

From 5 pm to 11 pm, participants will then spend their time conspiring, gossiping or working together to figure out who committed the murder.

Matt Chudek (centre), the organizer for the Inuvik Greenhouse’s murder mystery party, sets the tone early for the event. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo
Matt Chudek (centre), the organizer for the Inuvik Greenhouse’s murder mystery party, sets the tone early for the event. Aaron Hemens/NNSL photo

You’re always interacting with all the other characters, trying to pursue your own motives,” he said. “But at the same time, there’s been a murder, so you have to figure out who the murderer is and why they did it.”

He added that information is limited, and can only be acquired through others.

You only know about your background, and maybe a little bit about the people related to you,” he said. “If you have some secret conspiracy going on with someone, then you know at least about that aspect of what’s going on. But that’s it.”

At the end of the night, the murderer will be revealed and participants will disclose what their motives were.

If you really conspired with everyone…it could make for a great reveal,” he said.

There is no real winner of the game, he continued, as the main goal of the event is for everyone to have a good time.

It’s like mingling and chatting,” he said. “It’s like going to a party and mingling with people, but with secret motives and more interesting stuff going on.”

The event will have a cash bar, and is open to residents who are 19 and older, with a $30 entry fee that grants participants one free drink and food to snack on throughout the night. 

Those who are interested in participating can register online at http://murder.chudek.org/.

This is Chudek’s third time organizing a murder mystery party, an event that he described as being “so much fun.” 

It’s more fun to meet and mingle. The more different people, the better,” he said. “It’s a good chance to meet other people in the community.”

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