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A "Whodunit" At The Inn

Originally Posted: November 04, 2008


Southampton - Well, it wasn't Colonel Green in the drawing room with a pipe, however, an enjoyable evening of delicious food and dinner theater in the form of a 'murder mystery' was held at Southampton Inn's OSO Restaurant on Saturday, Nov. 1. For the price of $75 (per person), guests were treated to an appetizer of Baby Field Greens, entree choices of either King Salmon, Free Range Chicken, or Prime Rib of Beef, followed by a Chocolate Mousse Tart for dessert, as well as an open bar.

Dede Gotthelf, Mary Anderson (seated) and gang are 'investigated' at OSO.
Photo by Eileen Casey

Concurrently with the wonderful meal and excellent service provided by the staff of OSO, a murder mystery was underway. Everyone was a suspect and no one was to be trusted, as guests became embroiled in the not one, not two, but three murders that took place.

A 'detective' who has perfected cop-speak as well as a Brooklyn accent, an inept police officer, and certain guests were involved, embroiled and eventually exposed to the delighted audience. Suspicious conversations, strange noises, and shady characters were unleashed on guests. From the moment you were seated you had to be keenly aware of all around you to solve what was eventually revealed to be a rather complicated but extremely well thought out scenario. The congenial guests and planted members of the troupe played their roles to perfection, perhaps with thoughts of a future "nomination," although some did receive a Little Oscar for their acting debuts, including the owner of Southampton Inn, Dede Gotthelf.

The murder(s) were solved by some guests, but will not be revealed here, but what can be revealed is what an entertaining and enjoyable evening Murder Mystery, Inc. provided at the Southampton Inn.


Eileen Casey spent many years working in the television and music industries in New York City on the "ABC In Concert" weekly series, as well as several prime time network and cable television specials. An award-winning journalist, editor, and artist, and former Editor-in-Chief of Hamptons.com, she enjoys staying warm in Charleston and cool in the Hamptons.


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