Amateur Detective Rewarded for Solving the 'Crime'
Parsippany's Chris Eskin and Mary Rose Kelaher, along with Morris Plains resident Shirlane Cardella were the big winners in a murder mystery play in Cedar Knolls last January.
The scene of the crime: a dinner theater show at Il Giardino Restaurant.
At the end of each performance, the venue awards what it calls the Super Sleuth prize, a bottle of wine, to the audience member who solves the murder that is the heart of the theatrical performance that accompanies the meal. That honor went to Morris Plains' Shirlane Cardella.
Audience members who volunteer to play roles in the interactive show have a chance to win a miniature Oscar for Best Actor or Best Actress. The Academy Award mini-mes went to... Chris Eskin and Mary Rose Kelaher, both of Parsippany.'
Il Giardino will be looking for new winners when it hosts its next murder mystery, "Top O' the Mournin' - A Wylde Irish Wake," Saturday at 7 p.m.