It’s time to bring out your inner Sherlock Holmes because America’s first interactive mystery theater is back in production at Sevilla of Long Beach beginning Sunday, April 29th, for its first show in five years.
Named the “Best Mystery Dinner Theater in LA County” by the LA Times, “A Murder at the Conga Club” is sure to put audiences at the edge of their seats.
The mystery begins when guests are informed the Conga Club is haunted by Julie Rose, a famous local singer who was murdered in her dressing room 70 years ago. Her murderer has never been apprehended and her ghost still roams around the Conga Club to this day. In attempt to rid the club of her presence, the case has been reopened and it’s up to the audience to help solve the case.
When not busy crime-solving, guests have the chance to enjoy a three-course dinner and enjoy access to a full bar in the middle of downtown Long Beach.
This fully interactive murder mystery dinner was written by Long Beach resident and Cal State Long Beach theater alumnus Baron Mosely, who also was the creator and original producer of the show. Mosely was brought back as a consultant by the current producer and director Ryan McFarland of McFarland's Murder Mystery.
“Every time I think I’m done producing these murder mystery shows, I somehow get pulled back into it,” said Mosely.
McFarland is excited to revive the show and is looking forward to bringing the production back to Long Beach.
"The first time I read the play I knew I had to see it live, so I figured, why not bring this to life,” said McFarland. “It’s even better than I could have ever imagined, and I can't wait to share it with the world!"
The show is in production every Friday and Sunday starting Sunday, April 29th and completes its run Sunday, May 27th at the Sevilla restaurant and night club in Long Beach at 140 Pine Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802. Doors open on Fridays at 6:30pm and Sundays at 5:30pm.
Tickets to the Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner are $85, which includes a Gourmet Three-Course Dinner. However, general admission tickets are also available for $49. Group discounts are also available. To make reservations or for more information, please visit www.murderatthecongaclub.com.