Have you ever wanted to take part in solving a murder mystery? Do you ever wish you could transport yourself into the Parker Brothers/Hasbro game CLUE? Well today’s your lucky day because the Mark Twain House & Museum is offering YOU the chance to be a detective of murder right here in Hartford!
The Mark Twain House & Museum’s “Get a Clue” Tour on Saturday March 9th from 6-10pm will lay out a full-fledged murder mystery in Mark Twain’s historic home. Visitors will be able to make accusations and try to deduct who sent “Pap Finn”—Huck Finn’s drunken father—to his grave, where it took place, and what tool was used. Mark Twain’s own Library, Conservatory, Dining Room, Kitchen and more will be potential scenes of the crime!
The Conservatory is a quite special aspect of the house. Located right off the Library, it houses many beautiful hanging and potted plants, as well as an ornate fountain in the middle. The Conservatory can remind visitors of Mark Twain’s fatherly qualities that can get overlooked by his literary achievements. He would pretend to be an elephant on mock safaris with his three daughters in their “Jungle” paradise. The room is surrounded by glass walls and a glass roof, letting in the most light of any room in the house. If the murder of Pap Finn were to have happened in this room, the whole world would’ve seen!
At the end of the night, in a dramatic reveal, the murderer will be unmasked and proven guilty!
Hartford’s Sea Tea Improv members will portray the suspects—characters from Mark Twain’s beloved books that were crafted in the very house where the murder mystery takes place.
Becky Thatcher is a cute little character from Twain’s book The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. She is the daughter of Judge Thatcher and the love interest of Tom. Tom attempts to court her throughout the entire book, using various tricks and skills, but to no avail until he takes a whipping for her in school by taking the blame for something naughty she did. With her hair always seen in braids, she seems like a prim and proper young lady from a well-to-do family. But what if this little girl has a secret dark place inside of her capable of dangerous things? What if she was responsible for Pap Finn?!
Come join us for a night of detective reasoning and murderous plotting that is sure to be one thrilling event! And who knows, YOU could be the one to solve the mystery!
Tickets are $20 for adults, $16 for members, and $13 for children 16 years old and under.
-- Catie, our new marketing intern!