Westerly Murder Mystery Walking Tour – To Benefit The United
Sunday, July 21
Culminating at The Knick, where the mystery will be solved, and everyone can enjoy a night of swinging jazz from THE CARTELLS (from 8:30 to 10:30).
The year is 1930. It’s a busy summer evening in the coastal downtown of Westerly, Rhode Island. Alfred Hitchcock’s new film “Murder” just opened at The United Theatre, the downtown cinema. Travelers wait for the night train back into the city at the Westerly train station. Librarians are closing the quiet Westerly Library for the evening. Author Dashiell Hammett, summering in nearby Watch Hill, is giving a reading of his new hard-boiled detective story “The Maltese Falcon” at the Savoy Bookshop. Everyone is abuzz for the big jazz dance party scheduled at The Knickerbocker dance hall. But the night is interrupted when a body is found in the picturesque Wilcox Park at the center of town. A mystery is afoot! Everyone’s a suspect!
Step back in time on Sunday, July 21st and join us on a walking murder mystery tour through downtown Westerly to benefit The United Theatre. Participants will be separated into five groups and led across the downtown, stopping at the Savoy Bookshop and Cafe, the front of The United Theatre, the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly at the Westerly Train Station, the Westerly Library, and of course Wilcox Park. Actors from the Newport Murder Mystery Company will lead the groups along on an interactive mystery (7 to 8:30 pm) full of colorful characters, clues, riddles, and fun! The night will culminate at The Knickerbocker Music Center, where the mystery will be solved, and everyone can enjoy a night of swinging jazz from THE CARTELLS (from 8:30 to 10:30).
Tickets for this unique event are $75 per person and benefit The United Theatre renovation project. Complimentary appetizers and hors d’oeuvres, as well as complimentary beer and wine will be served at each stop along the tour. Drinks at The Knick are not included, though the full bar will be open. Ticket-holders can request to be in groups with other specific ticket-holders, but this must be done at the time of purchasing tickets. Everyone who purchases tickets will receive a notice (via email) one week prior to the event on where to go to meet their tour guide the night of the mystery.