Since 1994, Killing Time has provided murder mystery themed entertainment throughout the United States. Our customers include some of America's largest corporations, a wide variety of small businesses, as well as many people who simply want to put on a great party for friends, business associates, or both.
Our business clients employ our services for:
Our private and individual clients use Killing Time, murder consultants for:
Our murder mystery parties are intimate events, with 16-30 adults in a cocktail-type party setting. Our productions are not shows where actors occasionally draw a guest or two into the action. With Killing Time, murder consultants, there are no actors! Each and every guest has a part, and contributes to the action. Guests even play the parts of the murderer and victim!
While every participant has their own character to play, there are no lines to read and players do not have to stand up and perform in front of others.
We have a number of standard plots available, but we also write custom scenarios tailored to meet specific needs or desires. Please enquire.
The fun of a Killing Time murder mystery starts well before the party itself. A week to ten days before the main event, your guests will each receive a sealed package containing a custom-printed magazine with biographies and other background information on everyone's characters, as well as a dossier full of dirty little secrets about themselves and others. This gives your guests plenty time to prepare at their leisure, and will generate quite the anticipatory buzz.
At the party, each guest has one or more specific actions to perform and an agenda to pursue. Once the party gets rolling, the murder itself occurs, and the guests have to contend with a murderer in their midst!
No one guest has all the information needed to solve the crime, so everyone must work together. Our parties encourage interaction, camaraderie, analytical thinking, but most especially laughter.
Our events typically last two to two and a half hours and are best suited for cocktail or other standup-type events. These are not dry or static parlor games. Your guests need the freedom to move and skulk around, and it is probably a good idea to have these events in a location where a lot of noise is a not problem....
To ensure that everything goes according to plan, we provide an in-person coordinator to guide everyone through the party. He or she makes any last minute adjustments to casting or plot lines in case a guest or two cancel at the last moment. The coordinator also makes sure everyone does their job where and when they should, and advises, cajoles, even goads guests into getting the most from the experience. You, the host, are free to enjoy yourself along with everyone else!