SABATTUS — Mystery for Hire, Maine’s longest running year-round mystery theater troupe, will perform once again at Mixers.

The troupe is performing “Lights! Camera! Mystery!” an original Mystery for Hire script that pays tribute to Hollywood award shows.

“The show takes the audience through an evening of Hollywood glamour where anyone could win the award of their dreams,” said Dan Marois of Poland Spring, who with his wife, Denise, are owners/producers of Mystery for Hire. “There’s never a dull moment where the audience gets wrapped up in the mystery show action.”

In “Lights! Camera! Mystery!” every guest is given a name tag with their special movie star name. During the course of the evening, many guests are nominated for their starring roles in fictitious movies.

“The show is a non-stop spoof of the best and the worst of Hollywood award shows,” explains Marois. “We encourage guests to wear their best Hollywood attire as they walk the red carpet to the special event. They can also dress as their favorite movie star. There’s no telling what will happen when everyone is vying for top honors of the evening.”

Mystery for Hire is well known for its comic antics and its ability to engage the audience in the fun of a mystery. Professional actors perform a fast action mystery with plot twists that needs to be solved. Audience members are encouraged to take notes and write down clues during the show. At the end of the performance, the audience is invited to guess how the mystery happened and who committed the evil act. The Super Sleuth Award goes to the person who most correctly guessed who did the crime.

The show at Mixers will include Brian Files of Gardiner, Greg Simpson of Minot, Molly McGill of Auburn, Kathleen Nation of Monmouth and Steve Corning of Lisbon Falls.

Tickets for the mystery show and dinner are $35 and available online at A cash bar is available. For info, stop by the restaurant or call 207-375-4188.

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Who Done It? Mystery for Hire brings its mystery show antics to Mixers with a performance of “Lights! Camera! Mystery!” on Saturday. 

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