This was my very first live J-Land encounter, it was also my fist mystery dinner. I was really looking forward seeing the show and to meeting Michael, but I did have a little trouble finding the place. I was not there 45 minutes early as agreed, for some reason that made me a little nervous and I almost never get nervous.
I walked in just as the show was getting started and was seated at a table with 7 people that I didn't know. A nice family of five and 2 young men from North(?) Carolina. It didn't take long for me to find out that the boy's (Brian and another Michael) were also friends of Michael's. They were absolutely adorable, we became friends instantly and I am so glad that they were there.
The cast was hysterical, especially Elga the maid played by Michael. This is a photo I took of them ... don't they look great? Each of them were suspects in the bloody murder of Lord Mansfield who was bumped off early in the show, and we were instructed to keep an eye out for anything suspicious that may end up being a clue to who did it!
Each table had to choose a spokes person that would ask the cast one question in attempt to get more information for solving the mystery, we choose the mother of the family that was seated at our table. In the beginning she suspected that Brian and Michael (from N.C.) might be part of the show because they knew Michael, they in turn made her think that it might be me that was in on it, since I was the last person to arrive and I was also a friend of Michael's.
We laughed hysterically throughout the evening, especially at the blue "for your eyes only" note that was delivered to the table for Brian. Michael's friends were so much fun, their laughter was contagious, every comedy act needs people like this in their audience.
By the time it came down to finally asking our question, our spokes person had changed. We ended up asking a question that we knew would not solve the mystery but we just had to find out why Elga came out on stage with a turkey baster stuffed between her bosom. You'll have to ask Michael for the answer to that one, but obviously a bloody death by way of turkey baster seemed highly unlikely!
I won't tell you who did it, encase you ever get the chance to see the show. I'll just say that the perfectly timed innuendo was hysterical yet the show was still acceptable for the mostly family type crowd that was there!
We did get a chance to chat a little after the show and someone in the cast did get a photo of the two of us. Thanks Michael, for making J-Land come alive for me a little this weekend.