Main Street Ottumwa to host Murder Mystery Dinner

Main Street Ottumwa's popular Murder Mystery Dinner will make a return this Friday.

Guests will be treated to dinner, a play, and a dessert auction.

The play features eight volunteer actors. They will perform the play Eat, Drink, & Be Murdered.

It's the story of an Irish family that has two clans between two sides of the family. They argue over who should have control over a whiskey distillery, and as a result somebody is murdered.

The play is not your typical whodunnit. After the play is over, guests vote on who they think the killer is.

Main Street Ottumwa Executive Director Bob Untiedt said he expects an exciting evening.

"Just that people come, and they have a lot of fun," said Untiedt. "And we sell some desserts and someone dies. Not in reality, but metaphorically."

The Murder Mystery Dinner will take place in the Hotel Ottumwa starting at 6 p.m.

The event is so popular tickets have already sold out.