Mid By Midwest Productions

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We are a Bloomington IN based business booking, creating, promoting, and producing events in the Midwest.

Murder Mysteries

We create original live-action, interactive murder mysteries where you assume the identity of a custom character and help your team solve the crime to win prizes.

Upcoming Murder Mysteries:

Totally 80s Murder Mystery

It is 1989 at the end of an unforgettable decade of music that brought us impossibly catchy one hit wonders, moody synth laden lullabies, fist pumping anthems, and ground breaking rhymes of Hip Hop pioneers. A time when anyone could do anything, as long as it was accompanied by an inspirational montage, or a determined dance in an abandoned warehouse. You have been invited to the Midwest Music Awards, the most prestigious awards ceremony to take place in the fly-over states. The event celebrates the music of the excessive 80s, replete with a huge haired new wave band, dirty dancing, and geeks with glasses lining the pastel walls. Has-been hair rockers of the 70s brag of their glory days to Valley-girls in gaudy gowns with puffy shoulders, while untested underdogs attempt to prove they’re the best around. Break dancing bad boys moonwalk with rebellious rockers boasting bodacious bangs. And totally tubular teens bask in the fantastic fame of pop culture icons awaiting the awards they are sure they deserve. In a culture of consumerism, some look for answers, some look for kicks, but all have the same problem… one of you is a murderer.

Join us and MidWay Music Festival for an interactive murder mystery where you are a custom character helping your team solve the crime to win prizes!

To purchase tickets and and for more information click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/totally-80s-murder-mystery-party-tickets-47566276012

Your ticket includes:

  • A custom written character.

  • Two glasses of wine.

  • Appetizers and desserts.

  • A generous donation to MidWay Music Festival. (501c3 not for profit organization)

  • A chance to win prizes.

Wild West Murder Mystery

LifeDesigns Wild West Murder Mystery

It is 1885 in the great American west; A time and place of unruly adventure, vast and perilous deserts lurking with danger, and infinite opportunities to strike it rich. You have been invited to the small town of Emerald Springs for the annual Summer Celebration at the Double Diamond saloon. Owned by infamous rail baron Cornelius Stratton, the magnificent tavern is a thrilling haven of debauchery, with all the amenities of modern luxury, and all the temptations of a lawless paradise. Inside, valiant buffalo soldiers dance with vivacious vixens of outlaw gangs, corrupt sheriffs sip scorching spirits with pure hearted and mysterious drifters, and sensational showgirls high-kick the morality out of pristinely polite big city socialites, while gunslingers promise showdowns at high noon.

Through the din of braggadocios bluffing at a makeshift poker table, the clanking of well used spurs, and the sound of drained whiskey glasses slamming onto the ornate oak bar, a hauntingly beautiful tune emerges from the player piano. The night’s entertainment is about to begin. The problem is, one of you is a murderer.

Join MxMW Murder Mysteries and LifeDesigns for an interactive murder mystery where you are a custom character helping your team solve the crime to win prizes!

To purchase tickets and for more information click the link below.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lifedesigns-wild-west-murder-mystery-tickets-48064559391

Your ticket includes:

  • A custom written character.

  • Two glasses of beer from Switchyard Brewing Company.

  • Dinner provided by Soul Barbeque.

  • A generous donation to LifeDesigns. (501c3 not for profit organization)

  • A chance to win prizes.

 

How it works

  • Each player receives a character card with information pertaining to themselves, other characters, and the plot. The players are split into teams and tasked with utilizing their clues, their teammates' clues, and information that they gain from the game, to deduce the identity of the killer and the motive. There may be other mysteries to solve following the same format.
  • The game progresses in rounds. Each one reveals more clues to the players and allows time for them to mingle with other characters. After three rounds have been completed the teams will have time to discuss and attempt to solve the crime.
  • Each team will then choose a spokesperson to tell the group who they think is the killer and the motive for the murder. The true plot will then be revealed and the winning team will be determined

Past Murder Mysteries


“The Golden Age Of The Silver Screen”

The glory of the swashbuckling hero, the glamor of the elegant starlet, and the gallantry of the noble knight flow from the big screen and into the hearts of Americans. It is 1938 and the golden age of Hollywood is in full swing. But behind the lights and the camera, the action is as fiery as the California sun. You have been invited to the private bungalow of famed film director Marcel Dumont. A red carpet affair where the curtain is drawn back, revealing the sordid secrets, and sultry scandals, of the Hollywood elite. The Jazz is hot, the champagne is cold, and the people are beautiful. The problem is, one of you is a murderer.

"Cabaret Murder Mystery"  

It is 1925 in Paris France during the city's World's Fair Art Exhibition. You have been invited to an elegant soiree at Madame Toussaint's Parisian Cabaret. A sensuous wonderland where pale spotlights pierce through a colorful haze onto an ornate stage. Beautiful burlesque dancers tease the audience while big bands play, and sultry sirens sing. Bright bulbs illuminate the shadows as dancers twirl and twist up a grand staircase. On a secluded balcony, an avant-garde artist sips absinthe with an aloof chanteuse. Crowded around cafe tables, American ex-patriots philosophize with European revolutionaries. It is a hotbed of intellectual elite, cultural trend setters, and fancy-free socialites.The problem is, one of you is a murderer.