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Mystery comes to life during First Friday

10/27/2016

Was it the tycoon with the brick or was it the mascot with the rolling pin? Or maybe it was the judge with the gavel? That all remains to be seen. All that’s certain for now is you will have to figure out for yourself who the killer is as First Friday teams up with Kokomo Civic Players to present “Mystery on Main – A First Friday Murder Mystery” on Friday, Nov. 4.

From 5:30 to 9 p.m., a live-action version of Clue will be played in downtown Kokomo. Upon arrival, First Friday guests will receive a description of the crime and game map listing 10 potential suspects and weapons. By visiting participating First Friday venues, guests can eliminate clues and help Detective Friday – Kokomo Police Department Capt. Kevin Summers – solve the mystery.

Keep an eye out on social media as some video clues will be released early.

All suspects will be played by Kokomo Civic Theatre actors. After a thorough investigation and help from First Friday guests, Detective Friday will arrest the perpetrator and hold a press conference at 8 p.m. at Main and Walnut streets to reveal the facts of the case.

All participants who return their completed game pages to the crime scene by 8 p.m. will be entered into a drawing for prizes including gift certificates and products from downtown businesses.

“Kokomo Civic Theatre is bringing 10 new suspects to life as we add another level of richness to this First Friday mystery experience,” KCT president Steven Hughes said of the second annual mystery event.

First Friday takes on themes each month, but “Mystery on Main” was clearly a fan favorite, said Susan Alexander, manager of downtown initiatives for the Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance.

“We got the most spirited compliments last year for ‘Mystery on Main,’” she said. “Guests really enjoy being a part of the live action and helping to solve the mystery.

“Bringing it back was a no-brainer, and we are happy to create a new mystery for the event’s second year with First Friday.”

Other featured activities for November’s First Friday include KHS Drama Club’s presentation of scenes from its upcoming play, “Shoestring Theatre;” IU Kokomo Union Street Gallery will present a new installation by art faculty Yunjin Woo, a Day of the Dead installation by IUK Spanish class, and an addictions exhibition; and First Baptist Church will give away hot dogs and more.

For more information about First Friday – including a full list of participating businesses, things to do and see, and rules for the crime-solving contest – visit www.FirstFridayKokomo.com.